Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Select Route:
Austríaca T 
Brenner-Moschioni to Comesana-Fonrouge T 
Chiaro di Luna (Claro de Luna) T 
Comesaña-Fonrouge T 
Frader Pisafe, aka Salvaterra T 
La Luna de Miel - The Honeymoon T 
Last Gringos Standing T 
Voie Des Benitiers T 
Whillans-Cochrane T 

Last Gringos Standing 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000', Grade V
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Jesse Huey, Toby Grohne-March 2008
Season: December-March
Page Views: 8,704
Submitted By: Neil Kauffman on Sep 30, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (4)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The West Face of St. Exupery. Last Gringos climbs ...


This is an excellent crack route with lots of quality hand jamming. The crux is a thin corner on pitch 6 which has not yet been freed due to icy cracks. The first 8 pitches are sustained 5.10 cracks linked together with a 5.9 black dike traverse between crack systems. The route then joins the Austrian Ridge for 300m to the summit.
See the American Alpine Journal 2008 for Jesse's description.


Southeast face of Aguja St. Exupery, starting 100m below the Exupery-De La S notch in the major gully.


Doubles to 4", extra hand-sized pieces.

Photos of Last Gringos Standing Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting on the ridge
Getting on the ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for LGS
Rock Climbing Photo:
Rock Climbing Photo:

Comments on Last Gringos Standing Add Comment
Show which comments
By josh balt
From: Hill City South Dakota
Feb 5, 2010

dang neil keep it up. This looks so rad. I think I want to go to Patagonia now.
By Owen Darrow
From: Garmisch,
Dec 5, 2010

Patagonia is calling my name next fall/winter. I need to make some more money now...

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!