Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Pico 17,612 North Face T 
Pico Ojeda NE Ridge T 
Pico Ojeda North Face T 
Pico Ojeda Southwest Snowramp T 
Pico Oriental North Face T 
South Face of Pico La Reina T 

South Face of Pico La Reina 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b WI5

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1200', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b WI5 [details]
FA: Todd Swain & Tad Welch 01-1984
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 294
Submitted By: Gunkswest on Nov 5, 2012

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
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: Nearing the top of the crux pitch.

Description 

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).

Location 

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.

Protection 

Carry an alpine rack.


Photos of South Face of Pico La Reina Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The giant overhang with icicles on the S Face of P...
BETA PHOTO: The giant overhang with icicles on the S Face of P...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the lower third of the crux pitch. Black Dike t...
BETA PHOTO: On the lower third of the crux pitch. Black Dike t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of the S Face of Pico La Reina with the huge ...
BETA PHOTO: Topo of the S Face of Pico La Reina with the huge ...

Comments on South Face of Pico La Reina Add Comment
Show which comments
By Sanllan
Jun 23, 2015

Do you have pictures?
By Carl Deane
Jul 12, 2016

Anyone got any beta for the approach.....

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!