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Big New Mixed Route on Fitz Roy

Michal Sabovčík and Ján Smolen have climbed a new big mixed route on the south face of Fitz Roy.

The Slovak climbers established Asado, a 665-metre 5.12 A2 M8, on the imposing and cold Patagonian wall. After 13 pitches, they climbed into the Canadian Route and completed their new line alpine style with one bivy on route and one on the summit.

“The quality of rock was perfect, so we didn’t have to think about loose rock or falling ice,” Smolen told PlanetMountain.com. For the full interview, visit here.

The 500-metre Canadian Route was first climbed by Paul McSorley and Jon Walsh in January 2005 and goes at 5.10 C1.

Watch Nicolas Favresse and Francois Hubert on the aesthetic Royal Flush on Fitz Roy: