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The Principal is the largest of the towers of Frey. Several routes of varying difficulty ascend every aspect.
From the refugio ascend to the saddle to the west of the lake and approach past the Aguja M2 and Abuelo, ascend snow slopes and scree to the base of the Principal. Depending on your route choice you will need to modify your approach.
5 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Torre Principal:
Clemenzo 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 6 pitches, 500'
Ruta Normal 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 400'
Chocolate Liquido (6a+) 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Sinestro Total 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 8 pitches, 900'
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Ruta Normal 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a South America : Argentina : ... : Torre Principal
The original summit route ascended, finally, in 1943 after Pablo Fisher and Gustavo Kammerer overcame the final 40-foot slab guarding the summit. They initially spent an hour-and-a-half trying to throw an iron hook over the top, but eventually resorted to drilling seven one-inch metal rods- the holes of which are still visible as you climb past and clip the modern bolts protecting the steep, thin face.Beautiful, steep granite, with nice crack and face-climbing and a fantastic summit! The route h...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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