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Aguja Poincenot - West face- Aguja Mercedes Sosa

12. Tango Viejo

400m 6b A3

Erich and Stephan Gatt (Austria), 1-2/3/2010, to a shoulder partway up the west ridge.

Description. This route climbs a line on the west face of the first (lowest) shoulder/tower of the west ridge of Poincenot. The main corner system is quite beautiful, although the rock at times can be a bit gritty. Two existing routes climb right by this shoulder, the DNV variation and Southern Cross.

History. The first ascentionists retreated from the top of the shoulder and did not continue on. The route was climbed alpine style over two days. They christened the shoulder/tower “Aguja Mercedes Sosa”. It is possible that it had been climbed by a Polish expedition in 1986 (see DNV).

Approach. Polacos.

Descent. Via the same route.

Photos (click to enlarge)

Aguja Poincenot

Aguja Poincenot west face

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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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