February 2014, Jonny Simms and Tony Richardson are on a roll in Patagonia, they have climbed another new route. The pair climbed El Busca Jesus in late January.

Jonny Simms and Tony Richardson climbed a variation  to the 1968 route Guillot-Conqueugniot, 250 m, 70 degrees, on Aguja Guillaumet’s east face. The original route was climbed after a failed attempt on Fitz Roy’s east pillar, it was the first ascent of Aguja Guillaumet.

The Canadian alpinists climbed their 110 m, AI4, variation after spotting the stunning line from below, they dubbed the route the Richard-Simmons. It climbs two stunning pitches, both are ice-filled corners, and exits on the summit snowfield, avoiding the often-crowded bottleneck of the Comesana-Fonrouge.

Tony Richardson with Aguja Guillaumet's east face behind Photo Jonny Simms

Tony Richardson with Aguja Guillaumet’s east face behind Photo Jonny Simms

Tony Richardson following  Photo Jonny Simms

Tony Richardson following Photo Jonny Simms

Tony Richardson leading the second pitch of the variation  Photo Jonny Simms

Tony Richardson leading the second pitch of the variation Photo Jonny Simms

SOURCE: Pata Climb, Jonny Simms

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