American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Chile, Chilean Patagonia, Aleta del Tiburon, West Face

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 1997

Aleta del Tiburon, West Face. In March, 1997, a Chilean expedition called Amerindia II climbed two variations to the normal route in two teams. Team A, Claudio Retamal and Danielo Benavente, climbed Ilusión Para Dos (5.8) in 15 pitches from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from a nice, well-protected base camp two hours from the wall. Team B, Hernan Jofre and Nacho Grez, climbed Indigo (5.8), also in 15 pitches, and also from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., on a beautiful blue-sky day. We could see the whole valley and the Hoja, Escudo, Mascara, Catedral and Cota 2000 walls. There are good anchors for the rappels.

Hernan Jofre, Amerindia, Chile

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