Impressive start to season in Patagonia
American alpinist Colin Haley, along with Canadian Sarah Hart, have climbed a new route on Aguja Volonqui, 2,200 m, named El Lobito, 400 m, AI4+, M5, A0. In November 2013, Italians Tomas Franchini and Francesco Salvaterra climbed a frightening line on the south face of Cerro Rincón, climbing an obvious dihedral under a large 50-metre overhanging serac. They named their route Ruleta Trentina, 650 m, M5, WI5. Also in November, Slovenians Dejan Koren and Boštjan Mikuž climbed the first ascent of a new peak, Aguja Dumbo, 2,465 m, in the southern end of the Marconi range. Their route, named Vstala Primorska, is named after the “Second World War song that celebrates the rise and fight of the Primorska province in the western part of Slovenia, from where the first ascensionists hail,” – as noted on pataclimb.com.
The last few seasons in Patagonia have turned out some great conditions and weather. Climbers from all over are congregating for the 2013/14 season.
Read more about Sarah Hart in Patagonia here.
For a full report on El Lobito from Colin Haley see here.
Paul McSorley video from Patagonia
Source: Pataclimb.com, Sarah hart, Jason Kruk