American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Paron Valley, La Esfinge, Todos Narcos

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  • Publication Year: 2001

La Esfinge, Todos Narcos. Spaniards José Fernández and Daniel Lacueva (“Papiol”) attempted to climb the southeast face of La Esfinge by a new route, but because of the poor quality of the rock and the absence of a direct, logical line, they decided to go for the east face. They climbed four pitches between the routes Papas Rellenas and Ganxets Glacé. Due to diarrhea and dehydration, they left fixed ropes and descended to Huaraz. The team returned to the wall July 16 and did not descend until they had reached the summit the night of the 23rd by their route Todos Narcos (A3 6c, 750m).

Antonio Gómez Bohórquez, Spain

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