All Locations > International > South America > Argentina > Rio Negro > San Carlos de Bar… > Frey > El Abuelo
Aprendiendo a Volar
Avg: 3.3 from 11 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||E. Gutierrez - L. Kopcke 1988|
|Page Views:||524 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||J Med on Dec 31, 2011|
|Admins:||Tony Yeary, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra|
DescriptionThe name is fitting for this one... Given 6a+ in the guidebook, feels quite a bit harder than other 6a's and 6b's at Frey- more like 6b+ (5.10d). Your mileage may vary.
Crux is passing the initial small roof, either by strenuous laybacking or direct hand and off-finger jamming (10+). Jam up past another small roof to a ledge beneath a clean, narrow, right-facing dihedral with a perfect finger crack(9+). Exit right and scramble up and left to belay at a chockstone slung with a rope, which can be backed up with a couple of medium nuts on long slings behind to the left.
The second pitch is not climbed as often, but climbs a spectacular wide crack up a steep, featured face (5.9). Big cams required for pro (#4 will get you by, #5 fits higher towards the crux section.