South Face of Pico La Reina
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BETA PHOTO: Nearing the top of the crux pitch.
The route climbs a prominent icy chimney that is similar to, but harder than, the crux of the Black Dike on Cannon Cliff in New Hampshire. Above the chimney, continue on easier ground up toward the huge overhang. Skirt the right side of the spectacular overhang that is festooned with giant icicles that hang in space. Easier climbing leads a snow ridge, which can be followed up and right (east) to the summit (18,158 feet).
In the left center of the south face at about 2/3 height is a huge overhang with icicles dripping from it. This route starts roughly below the left edge of the huge overhang.
Carry an alpine rack.
BETA PHOTO: The giant overhang with icicles on the S Face of P...
BETA PHOTO: On the lower third of the crux pitch. Black Dike t...
BETA PHOTO: Topo of the S Face of Pico La Reina with the huge ...
Jun 23, 2015
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