Type: Trad, Aid, Alpine, 2600 ft (788 m), 15 pitches, Grade VI
FA: Francisco Parada,Felipe Gonzales Donoso (Chileans)
Page Views: 5,811 total · 41/month
Shared By: Francisco Parada on Sep 25, 2010
Admins: Tony Yeary

You & This Route

2 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


We think this route is the 3rd on the east face of the north tower
The route follows 3 mains dihedrals then goes through a large overhanging section on the top part of the wall. We were climbing for 11 days with one mandatory stop for 3 days for bad weather, most of the climbing was very icy and we were forced to aid a lot of pitches. We climbed to the top of pitch 5 and made a camp for the next 11 days. It was the only natural refuge on the wall, protecting us from common rockslide. We fixed 3 ropes to the top of pitch 8 with intentions to try an alpine attack from pitch 8 to the summit. The next day we climbed for 18 hrs in bad weather almost reaching the west face of the tower. We stopped climbing after opening 7 more pitches about 150 or 200 meters from the summit, not knowing if we would have time or the weather conditions for another attempt.

Camp at pitch 5

Base of the route

Chino Climbing 3 pitch

Felipe Cleaning 3 pitch




Pitch 8


Bad Weather







East Face Noth tower (Torres del Paine National Park,Chile)


All Anchors have a 3 inch bolt and pitons. At pitch 5 you can set your camp and collect water.