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climbing on La Esfinge', Cordillera Blanca, Peru
climbing 'La Esfinge', Cordillera Blanca

On the 4th of July things began in earnest on Esfinge: Silvo and Bubu alternated leads and every evening they abseiled down the fixed ropes to rest at Base camp, situated an hour from the face at 4600m.

The first pitch was relatively easy, but the next pitches turned out to be the hardest. Bubu initially used aid on the second pitch and subsequently freed it at 7c, while Silvo tackled the third pitch, a 7c+ freed by both later on.

After this blazing start, all the other pitches were climbed on-sight. The climbers used natural pro where possible and hand placed some bolts on the balancy thin slabs. A total of 32 bolts were used to protect the route and belays.

10 July. The seventh day on the wall and Silvo, Bubu and Boris ascended 500m of fixed ropes to then climb the final 300m that separated them from the summit. A quick photo up top wasfollowed by a long abseil descent back down to Base Camp.

So this is the story of the 'Cruz del Sur'. "We gave it this name because we saw the star shining high in the sky every night " says Bubu and adds "apart from three snowfalls, the weather was always fantastic…"




  left: on 'The Nose' section of 'Cruz del Sur'
foto Boris Strmsek

climbing on 'La Esfinge', Cordillera Blanca
  Bubu Bole climbing 'Cruz del Sur'.
photo Boris Strmsek



climbing on 'La Esfinge', Cordillera Blanca
  Silvo Karo crack climbing 'Cruz del Sur'.
photo Boris Strmsek


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