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This is the furthest right peak/tower that is shaped similar to a pyramid on the skyline as seen from the refugio. The north face of El Piramidal contains a number of quality lines and some of Frey's harder climbs. Most of the climbs are 5.10-5.12.
The peak looks like a pain to get to, but it is actually a pretty easy and quick approach. From the refugio follow the trail to Laguna Schmoll. Once past the lake the trail moves up the steep scree field to Laguna Schmoll, follow this a short ways and use your best judgment when to head off of it to head up to El Piramidal. We found it worked best to scramble through some small cliff bands, avoiding any steep snow. About a 40 minute approach.
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North Face Tour 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b South America : Argentina : ... : El Piramidal
This is a nice tour of cracks on the solid, orange rock of the North face. 1) Start with 'Mastropiero Nunca Mas' but veering left at a steep crack through a bulge (10a) into 'Gemidos de Buitre'- make 1st belay. 2)Chimney and jam a crack on the 2nd pitch of 'Gemidos de Buitre' (10a) until a ledge is reached- make the 2nd belay here. (optional) Traverse left on a nice foot ledge, then downclimb to a bolted belay at the base of the last pitch of 'El Bolsoneros' (about 30 feet); alternativ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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