American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Mexico, Chihuahua, Parque Nacional Cascada de Basaseachic, El Gigante, La Conjura do los Necios, Second Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 2003

El Gigante, La Conjura de los Necios, second ascent. In May Slovenians Tanja Grmovsek (formerly Tanja Rojs) and Andrej Grmovsek took a prehoneymoon trip to El Gigante, where they repeated the 2001 German route, La Conjura de los Necios (The Conspiracy of Fools, 800m, 23 pitches, 5.13a). They report serious and “interesting” climbing, heavily vegetated, with poor rock and very long runouts. Andrej freed the entire route, onsight, reporting the hardest pitch to be actually around 5.12c but emphasizing the danger and overall difficulty of the route. A short article on this ascent is part of the El Gigante package earlier in this Journal.

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