Fitzroy Was Here
Avg: 1.2 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 110 ft|
|FA:||Mark Uphus & Bill Cramer, January 1989|
|Page Views:||522 total, 4/month|
|Shared By:||Graham Roff on Feb 27, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThe main line up the Cerro Torre tower, this route starts up a finger crack and finishes on some spicy slab/face climbing.
The route starts to the left of the obvious chimney on the tower. Climb up the short finger crack to a ledge. Traverse right on very lose rock to the first bolt, then proceed up and right past three more bolts to the top.
The crux is between the first and second bolt - do not pull too hard on those flakes!
Note that the picture in Vogel's 1992 guide shows the climb going up the wrong side of the tower.
LocationRappel from the webbing anchor at the top of the chimney down and to the climber's right of the summit. A 60m gets you down for sure, 50m may also work.
ProtectionA few pieces of thin gear for the bottom finger crack plus some wider pieces for the anchor. To protect the initial (sketchy) traverse a 3-4" cam can be used on a very long (6') runner.
Watch out for the follower when placing protection on the finger crack, a piece at the top prevents a dangerous swing if they fall pulling the last few moves.