South America, Chile, Northern Patagonia, Cochamo, Cerro Trinidad Sur, Der Grantler
Cerro Trinidad Sur, Der Grantler. On February 8, 2011, Mario Gilemann and I made the first ascent of Der Grantler on Cerro Trinidad Sur. The 230m route climbs close to and left of Pegadito en la Pared (7 pitches, 5.11c AO, Hartmann-Reimay, February 2006, see AAJ 2006), sharing the same first belay. Although the two climbs are close, Der Grantler is more than just a variation. Its six pitches vary from alpine sport climbing (pitch one), through steep face climbing (pitches three and five), to excellent crack climbing (four and six), all at around 6a/6b. Stances are equipped with stainless steel bolts.
Due to the variety of climbing, perfect rock quality, and relatively moderate difficulties, this route could become a Cochamo classic. It has already been repeated. Further information is available at Refugio Cochamo, and a topo appears with the web version of this report.
Frank Kretschmann, Germany