American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentina, Argentine Patagonia, Cerro Piergiorgio, Attempt

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  • Publication Year: 2001

Cerro Piergiorgio, Attempt. The esthetic Greenpeace route (7a A0, 900m) on the west flank of this peak, which has only seen two ascents since it was first climbed in the mid-1980s, saw several valiant attempts from the Swiss team of David Göttler and Daniel Bontgler. On one of their attempts, in mid-November, they reached a high point some ten pitches up. This is probably one of the best pure rock climbing routes in the whole massif, but its remoteness and exposure to the westerly winds appears to be inhibiting it from becoming the classic it deserves to be.

Rolando Garibotti, Club Andino Bariloche

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