Type: Trad, Alpine, 2000 ft, 15 pitches, Grade V
FA: Jesse Huey, Toby Grohne-March 2008
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Shared By: Neil Kauffman on Sep 30, 2009
Admins: Tony Yeary, Camster (Rhymes with Hamster), Mauricio Herrera Cuadra

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Description

This is an excellent crack route with lots of quality hand jamming. The crux is a thin corner on pitch 6 which has not yet been freed due to icy cracks. The first 8 pitches are sustained 5.10 cracks linked together with a 5.9 black dike traverse between crack systems. The route then joins the Austrian Ridge for 300m to the summit.
See the American Alpine Journal 2008 for Jesse's description.

Location

Southeast face of Aguja St. Exupery, starting 100m below the Exupery-De La S notch in the major gully.

Protection

Doubles to 4", extra hand-sized pieces.

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josh balt
Hill City South Dakota
josh balt   Hill City South Dakota
dang neil keep it up. This looks so rad. I think I want to go to Patagonia now. Feb 5, 2010
Owen Darrow
Garmisch,
Owen Darrow   Garmisch,
Patagonia is calling my name next fall/winter. I need to make some more money now... Dec 5, 2010