South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, La Esfinge, El Diente de la Esfinge
La Esfinge, El Diente de la Esfinge. In March 2003 Boud Docter (Holland), Geoff Hall (Australia), and Dave Lucas (U.K.) established a five-pitch alternative start to Cruz del Sur. The variation starts to the right with a first-pitch 7a crux. It then slants up to join the parent route. The first three pitches of Cruz del Sur were also climbed onsight and found surprisingly reasonable. However, due to constantly unsettled weather, no routes were completed.
Lindsay Griffin, High Mountain INFO