American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentina and Chile, Southern Patagonia, Argentina, Chalten Massif, Fitz Roy, Linea di Eleganza, Second Ascent and First Free Ascent

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  • Publication Year: 2006

Fitz Roy, Linea di Eleganza, second ascent and first free ascent. In a single push from February 22 to 24, 2006, Tommy Caldwell, Topher Donahue, and Erik Roed made the first free and first alpine-style ascent (second overall) of Linea di Eleganza (1,250m, 33 pitches, VI 5.12+ M8, Codo-Fava-Orlandi, 2004) on the east face of Fitz Roy. For the story of their incredible ascent, see Donahue’s feature earlier in this Journal.

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