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East Face Glacier - Cerro Eléctrico 

YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b Mod. Snow

   
Type:  Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade II
Original:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b Mod. Snow [details]
FA: Alberto Maria De Agostini 1932
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Submitted By: Jade Ajani on Mar 3, 2017

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View near the summit

Description 

A fun easy glacier route. A good option if the weather and conditions are not great for technical climbing on the bigger peaks.

The route starts by following the marked trail towards Piedra Del Fraile (private land). At the point where the trail crosses the major creek flowing from the glacier on Cerro Electrico, climbers will head left off the trail following the course of the drainage until reaching cliffs. Head up the gully of least resistance that leads to the plateau above. Once you gain the obvious plateau above the steep gully, traverse the plateau by heading southwest and look for a relatively easy chute to access the base of the glacier above. Once here, the route opens up and on a clear day when the summit is visible, it should be easy to plot a route up the glacier, staying primarily climbers' left before crossing the glacier to the summit ridge. It's recommended that you stay in the snowfields between the heavily crevassed right side of the glacier and the ridge on the left. There is a final short 4th class scramble to the chossy summit.

Location 

Cerro Eléctrico, the most northeasterly peak in the Fitz Roy ridge.

Protection 

Pickets, rope and general glacier travel and crevasse rescue kit.


Photos of East Face Glacier - Cerro Eléctrico Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Final summit scramble
Final summit scramble
Rock Climbing Photo: Low on the glacier.
BETA PHOTO: Low on the glacier.
Rock Climbing Photo: Great views mid-way up the glacier
Great views mid-way up the glacier

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