Marc-Andre Leclerc is quickly becoming one of Canada’s top alpinists. He’s been spending his 2014/15 winter in Patagonia. Colin Haley has long been one of the world’s best alpine climbers. They have established a new route on Cerro Torre’s north face.
Leclerc has gained a reputation for bold solos and repeated hard alpine climbs. On Feb. 5, 2015, Leclerc updated his Facebook page with: “New line, direct north face of the Torre. Not many words needed other than rad adventure. Meanwhile Brette Harrington blasted the North Pillar of Fitz Roy, up and down in a day. We like it here.”
Shortly after, Haley wrote on his Facebook page: “On Feb. 2 and 3, we made the second-and-a-half (it depends on how you count the Torres Traverse) ascent of El Arca de los Vientos, with a fantastic new variation directly up from the Col de la Mentira, which we are naming Directa de la Mentira.”
We will update the story as more details become available.