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Watch Northern Patagonia Granite First Ascent

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During a three-week expedition to northern Patagonia, David Anderson and Szu-ting Yi climbed two new routes up granite walls.

The two climbers were dropped by boat in Nahuel Huapi National Park and then hiked and and pack-rafted to a basecamp below the walls in the Huahuahue Valley.

Ice Cream Tempura is a 500-metre 5.10R C0 and Rising from the Ashes is a 900-metre 5.11 C1.

Nahuel Huapi National Park is home to the popular climbing area called Frey, which is where some classic spires are found: The Fool, The Monk, The Grandfather, The Lunar Rocket, The Old Woman, The Splinter and The Three Marias.

Established in 1934, it’s the oldest national park in Argentina. It surrounds Nahuel Huapi Lake in the foothills of the Patagonian Andes.

There are big condors that soar high above and lots of mosquitoes.