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Aguja Saint-Exupery, Innominata and Poincenot

Travesía Copp-Wharton

1850m 6c

Jonathan Copp and Josh Wharton (USA), 18-20/2/2006.

Description. Jonny and Josh traversed agujas Saint Exupery, Innominata and Poincenot in a 52-hour round trip from Polacos camp. They climbed Saint-Exupery via Chiaro di Luna (750m, 6c) and descended along the north ridge to gain the ridge connecting Saint-Exupery with Innominata. After a few spectacular but moderate pitches along the knife-edge ridge they bivied just below Innominata’s upper spire. In the morning they climbed the remaining pitches (200m 6c) to the summit via the Anglo-Americana and descended along the same route to reach the base of Poincenot’s south face. Here they turned their attention to the Fonrouge-Rosasco route (900m, 6c). After another bivouac at the juncture of the Carrington-Rouse and the Fonrouge-Rosasco, they reached the summit of Poincenot early the next morning and descended (via the Carrington-Rouse) to Polacos.

History. Since Josh and Jonny’s traverse the Saint-Exupery to Innominata traverse has been repeated a few times in both directions but the complete “Sex-inno-po” traverse still awaits a second ascent.

Approach. As for Chiaro di Luna.

Descent. Carrington-Rouse, Judgement Day, Old Smugglers? all of them are involved descents.

Photos (click to enlarge)

Copp-Wharton Traverse

Saint Exupery

Saint-Exupery - Chiaro di Luna

Aguja Innominata - Anglo-American

Aguja Poincenot

Aguja Poincenot, Fonrouge-Rosasco

and Carrington-Rouse

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Aguja PoincenotEast face 1. Whillans-Cochrane1.1 Variation2. Fühle dich stark, aber nicht unsterblich3. Patagónicos Desesperados4. Whisky TimeNorth face21. Invisible Line5. Potter-Davis6. Banana Wall7. 40º Gruppo Ragni7.1 John Henry8. The Old Smuggler's Rt.West face9. Carrington-Rouse11. Southern Cross12. Tango ViejoSouthwest face13. Fonrouge-Rosasco13.1 DNV Direct13.2 Benedetti-Degregori13.3 Bransby-Tresch14. El Sacrificio del Ratón19. Rise of the Machines15. Judgment Day16. Historia InterminableSoutheast face20. Vía Russo17. Bagual Bigwall18. Sperone degli ItalianiTraverseTravesía Copp-Wharton


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