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Cuarto Menguante

5.8, Trad, 70 ft (21 m), 2 pitches,  Avg: 2.7 from 3 votes
FA: Federico Pisani and Luis Cisneros
International > S America > Venezuela > Aragua > El Paraiso - Chuao > El Paraiso

Description

Getting to the base:

From the campsite trek following the left upstream side of the river to the top of the waterfall that fills the pool in front of the camping area, then cross the river at the narrowest section. At the base of the wal follow the overgrown trail to the right (north)l, scramble up to the first ledge. Facing the wall walk left to the end of the ledge. At that point, you'll be under a shallow overhang that leads  to the beginning of 2  long cracks. That is the start of the first pitch of Cuarto Menguante and  is where  fun begins.

First pitch anchor was renewed on Feb 2020 because it was very rusty.

Protection

all kind of stoppers and cams.

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Reaching at the first anchor (the old one which is located lower than the newest anchor known ensconced  in 2010)
[Hide Photo] Reaching at the first anchor (the old one which is located lower than the newest anchor known ensconced in 2010)
Second pitch belay station @ Cuarto Menguante. Original belay from first assent (Fedrico Pisani & Luis Cisneros) is at the bottom, new on  top.
[Hide Photo] Second pitch belay station @ Cuarto Menguante. Original belay from first assent (Fedrico Pisani & Luis Cisneros) is at the bottom, new on top.
A super fun chimney, where the worm style can work
[Hide Photo] A super fun chimney, where the worm style can work
Starting the first pitch
[Hide Photo] Starting the first pitch
First pitch
[Hide Photo] First pitch
View from somewhere on the wall
[Hide Photo] View from somewhere on the wall

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[Hide Comment] Original route is 2 pitches long, last pitch has a chain anchored by 2 bolts for rap. Aug 6, 2020