American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Trapecio, South Face

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  • Publication Year: 1999

Trapecio, South Face. It was reported that in 1997, Francois Baroux, Frédéric Bréhé, Pierre Plaze and Christophe Vigne climbed a line on the south face of Trapecio (5653m) that followed the prominent twisting couloir to the left of the Lowe Route to reach the southwest ridge. The climbing above was deemed too dangerous to continue, at which point 11 rappels were made to regain the ground. The climbing encountered was given a grade of TD+. (High Mountain Sports 189)

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