American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing
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New Routes

South America, Argentina, Northern Andes

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Jabi Baraiazarra and Eneko and Iker Pou, Basque Country, Spain, AAC
  • Climb Year: 2009
  • Publication Year: 2010

In April we established several new routes in northern Argentina. The most difficult was a mixed line on the south face of Chañi Chico (5,570m): Marcados por el Chañi (600m, M5 85°) climbs 13 pitches to the summit, and took 12 hours of climbing, with a 16-hour round trip. The other routes: Pachamama (1,000m, 5+/6a), a rock route on the south face of Morro Von Ronsen (5,450m); Vitoria-Gasteiz (550m, 80°), an ice route on the south face of Aguja Negra (5,350m); and Gure Etxea (850m, 60°), on the north face of Punta Ibañez (5,800m), with a traverse to General Belgrano (Chañi’s main summit, 5,896m).

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