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South America, Bolivia, Cordillera Quimsa Cruz, Various Ascents

Cordillera Quimsa Cruz, Various Ascents. It was reported that Spaniards Óscar Acín, Javier Pina and Miguel-Angelo Zaragoza made a number of first ascents in the Cordillera Quimsa Cruz. They first climbed Directa Inti (IV/3) on the 500-meter south face of Nevado Piroja (5400m). Next, they put up Via de Rationes y Hombres (IV/4) on the 400-meter south face of Vola Collo (5200m), a direct route that climbed mixed ground (80°) to the upper snow face (max. 65°) to the top. Descent was made by rappelling the route. They then climbed Vía Aragonese (IV/4) on the 500-meter south face of Nevado San Luis (5600m). The route trends slightly to the right, passing to the right of the large serac band half-way up the face and left of two rock barriers higher up. The crux was the exit pitch onto the summit ridge. (Desnivel 141)