All Locations > International > South America > Argentina > Rio Negro > San Carlos de Bar… > Frey > Torre Principal
Avg: 3.5 from 16 votes
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Pablo Fisher and Gustavo Kammerer, 1943|
|Page Views:||1,973 total, 27/month|
|Shared By:||J Med on Dec 17, 2011|
|Admins:||Tony Yeary, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra|
DescriptionThe original summit route ascended, finally, in 1943 after Pablo Fisher and Gustavo Kammerer overcame the final 40-foot slab guarding the summit. They initially spent an hour-and-a-half trying to throw an iron hook over the top, but eventually resorted to drilling seven one-inch metal rods- the holes of which are still visible as you climb past and clip the modern bolts protecting the steep, thin face.
Beautiful, steep granite, with nice crack and face-climbing and a fantastic summit! The route has a "Fifty Classic Climbs" feel to it, as far as quality of climbing, position, and history.