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Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva making the first ascent of El Flechazo on Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia. The 850m route breaches difficulties up to 7b, M3, WI5+ and was climbed with two bivouacs in February 2020
Photo by Nico Favresse, Sean Villanueva
Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva celebrating on the summit on Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia after having made the first ascent of making the first ascent of El Flechazo, 02/2020
Photo by Nico Favresse, Sean Villanueva
Sean Villanueva resting on an inflatable portaledge during the first ascent of El Flechazo on Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia
Photo by Nico Favresse, Sean Villanueva
Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva making the first ascent of El Flechazo on Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia
Photo by Nico Favresse, Sean Villanueva

Video: Nico Favresse, Sean Villanueva climbing El Flechazo up Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia

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The video of the first ascent of El Flechazo on Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia, established by Belgian mountaineers Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll in February 2020 with two bivouacs.

In February 2020 Belgian mountaineers Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll headed up from El Chalten in Patagonia towards Cerro Standhardt with no precise idea of ​​what to climb. On the south-east pillar of Aguja Standhard they identified a possible line which they then established with two bivouacs on the face, all on-sight except for one pitch climbed on their second attempt.

The route starts to the right of Motivaciones Mixtas, crosses this at the third pitch to follow a beautiful 300m corner before sharing Exocet to the summit. The route settles in at 850m, 7b, M3, WI5+ and is called El Flechazo, Cupid's arrow in Spanish, to counter the missile names of three other famous routes on the same peak, namely Exocet, Tomahawk and Scud.

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