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.

Colin Haley leading up

Colin Haley leading up Directa de la Menitira  Photo Marc-Andre Leclerc

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The north and northwest faces of Cerro Torre. Few routes climb this massive wall. One can speculate where Leclerc and his partner climbed.  Photo Pataclimb  (click on the image for more details to this wall)

The north and northwest faces of Cerro Torre. Few routes climb this massive wall. One can speculate where Leclerc and his partner climbed. Photo Pataclimb (click on the image for more details to this wall)

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