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Aguja de l'S - South face

9. The Wormhole Theory

400m 7a

Josh McClure, Miranda Oakley and John Rambo (USA), 01/2012.

Description. Climb the initial 500-meter "approach" of Thaws not Houlding Wright involving moderate rock climbing up easy slabs somewhat reminiscent of the Royal Arches in Yosemite. At the upper headwall traverse right, along The Art of War to an obvious crack system up and right once past the red rock. Climb seven long pitches up the steep headwall. From the top of the headwall traverse north on easy ground, then up one more long pitch to reach the summit. Just as for the Gentlemen's Club, the first ascentionists described the upper part as being reminiscent of Astroman, with very high quality rock. Royal Arches on steroids to Astroman it is. 900m altogether.

History. The route was climbed with one bivy at the base of the upper headwall.

Approach. Before Niponino.

Descent. Down the via Austriaca along the north ridge.


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Aguja De l'S southwest face

Aguja De l'S south face

Aguja De l'S west face

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Aguja De l'SEast face1 Cara Este 1.2 Josh Aike 1.3 Baby Face1.4 Voie Fisher 2. Qui se souvient des Hommes3. Femme de ma vie3.1 Haizea4. AustriacaWest face12. Los del Maipo5. Jugo de Hielo6. Thaws not Houlding WrightSouth face7. The Art of War11. Besos to Pesos8. The Gentlemen's Club10. Carne y Papas9. The Wormhole Theory


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