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Routes in Torre Principal

Chocolate Liquido (6a+) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Clemenzo T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
No TEOlvidaremos T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ruta Normal T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sarandonga e Chicharones T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Sinestro Total T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Description

The Principal is the largest of the towers of Frey. Several routes of varying difficulty ascend every aspect.

Getting There

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.

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David Trippett
Squamish, BC
David Trippett   Squamish, BC
Hey! Aren't you that same guy that tried to climb Sinestro Total and ended up on the East face? That was a crazy story!

It really depends on your familiarity with the area, Dave. Many locals and people who know their way around go from the saddle. If you're not sure where you're going, it maybe better to use the lake. Apr 12, 2009
David Appelhans
Medford, MA
David Appelhans   Medford, MA
A better approach is found by following the lake shore to the end of the cirque then heading left up a gully with a stream. It took us 3 hours to navigate to the principal via the ridge line, but several days later we made it to the base in 1.5 hours following the lake and gully as suggested in the guidebook. Jan 10, 2009

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