Wednesday, March 8, 2017

El Mocho North Face (Patagonia) + Txikon Ends Everest Climb + Red Rock N.P. Peaks + Dels-Saintex-Rafa (Patagonia)

El Mocho North Face (Patagonia) climbed by two Japanese - from Facebook
Alex Txikon ends his Everest winter expedition - by Stefan Nestler ;
Gateway Peak, Damsel Peak and Greycap in the Red Rock National Park - Nevada - Images
Dels-Saintex-Rafa in Patagonia from Patagonia Vertical Facebook

A couple of weeks ago, Takaaki Nagato and Yusuke Sato climbed a new line on the north face of El Mocho. They started up Grey Yellow Arrow but after two pitches went left, into an amazing looking corner which they climbed in four pitches (160m 6c+). At the big break they joined Bizcochuelo, free climbing through it (6b+) to re-join Grey Yellow Arrow to the top, free climbing the last pitch at 6c+. They named their new line “Moribito”, which means guardian in Japanese, a reference to their favorite novel, a popular fantasy series written by Nahoko Uehashi.      -- Raheel Adnan -- Pakistan -- Strong wind thwarts Alex Txikon's summit bid

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A couple of week ago Jumbo Yokoyama and Ryo Masumoto climbed the east face of Aguja de l’S, traversed to Saint-Exupéry, climbed Last Gringos Standing and traversed to Aguja Rafael Juárez, which they climbed via the Anglo Americana. They bivied once along the way. The conditions were far from ideal, with lots of snow on the climbs and a fair bit of wind. In spite of this Jumbo says they really enjoyed themselves, happy to finally get some climbing in after two months waiting.       Please log in 

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