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Avg: 3.5 from 15 votes
Routes in La Vieja
|Del Frente T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sudafricana T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 260 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||P. Friedrich and W. Lion 2/80|
|Page Views:||1,386 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||Paul S on May 15, 2009|
|Admins:||Tony Yeary, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra|
DescriptionTwo amazing long exposed pitches of sustained climbing on perfect rock to a spectacular summit pretty much sums up this climb. This was one of the better easy/moderate climbs that I've ever done.
P1: Start on the left hand side of the northeast face with some easier climbing. This eventually leads to a nice crack. After about 120' traverse right (#3 camalot for protection) to another crack which leads to a bolted anchor. This is nearly a full 60m pitch.
P2: Make a few tricky moves out right past a few bolts then continue to the top by climbing both sides of the arete with the occasional bolt. There is a nice bolted anchor just below the summit.
I believe you can make it down in 2 double rope raps down the route. When we climbed this, we were freezing and opted to rappel off the opposite side (in the sun) which was just 1 double rope rap to the ground, but the anchor was a consisted of old pitons rather than nice big bolts and you have to walk a steep slope back to your gear. I'd recommend doing several raps down the route.