Most Beautiful Unclimbed Line in Patagonia is ClimbedBy Michael Frank on December 18th, 2012
Lise Billon, Pedro Diaz, François Poncet, Jeremy Stagnetto, and Jerome Sullivan have made the first ascent of Sol Naciente, a 3,000-foot pillar on Cerro Murallón in Patagonia, with sections as hard as 5.14c. Rolando Garibotti described the climb on his website Pataclimb.com as “the most beautifully striking unclimbed line in all of Patagonia.” It was attacked using portaledges over nine days, placing 15 bolts, all at belays. Garibotti continues: “This line is remote, completely independent, and darn hard. A truly creative ascent that implies a significant departure. If there was a line in all of Patagonia that begged to be climbed this was the one.” Cerro Murallón was first climbed in 1984 by the Italians Cassimiro Ferrari, Carlo Aldè, and Paolo Vitali via a route which, thanks to its beauty and style, is recognised as a historic Patagonian ascent. Via Planet Mountain.
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