Climbing Areas Archives: Patagonia

Mikey Schaefer And FORCE

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A Line Across The Sky – Tommy Caldwell And Alex Honnold Go Big In Patagonia

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Lucky Monkey

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The Lost Valley

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Fred Nicole: A Climbing Trip To Patagonia

Fred Nicole is still out there exploring new bouldering areas at the age of 43, this time in Patagonia:

The rock is beautiful and compact. In places it reminds me of a quartzite and in others more of a granite. Hard to say, but the forms and holds are beautiful and most of the lines are clear and pure.

PataClimb has a few topos of these areas showing problems from V4 to V13.

Also, Fred Nicole is on Instagram if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Honnold & Caldwell Pull Off “Mother Of All Traverses” In Patagonia

Rolando Garibotti, reporting in a post on SuperTopo:

Between the 12th and 16th of February, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold completed the first ascent of the much discussed “Fitz Traverse”, climbing across the iconic ridge-line of Cerro Fitz Roy and its satellite peaks in southern Patagonia.

This ridge-line involves climbing Aguja Guillaumet, Aguja Mermoz, Cerro Fitz Roy, Aguja Poincenot, Aguja Rafael Juárez, Aguja Saint-Exúpery and Aguja de l’S.

In all they climbed across over five kilometers of ridge line, covering close to 4000 meters of vertical gain with difficulties to 7a (5.11d) C1 65 degrees. They simul-climbed much of the climb, dispatching 20-pitch sections such as Pilar Goretta in a mere three pitches.

Not bad for Honnold’s first visit to Patagonia.

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Cerro Torre By Fair Means

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