New Route in Chilean Patagonia

By Luke Laeser ,

Buhler blazing the way on day one of their assult of the unclimbed East Face of Cerro Castillo. Photo by Joan Solé Rovirosa.

At 1 pm, they left the cold, shady couloir and continued up easy ground that delivered them at the final rock headwall, a very delicate and exposed ridge, with difficult protection and 5.9 climbing.

They reached the summit at 2 pm, (2675 meters) then descend the West Face making a second bivy in the valley of Estero Parada before finally making it back to Via Cerro Castillo on October 9th, 2008.

Cerro Castillo National Reserve in Chilean Patagonia is located about two hours from Coyhaique, Chile.

Sources: Translated by Tom Laeser from a report by Catalunya-España Joan Solé Rovirosa

Date of Ascent: October 6-9, 2008

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