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Posted on: December 1, 2005
Arkadiusz Grzadziel, Jerzy Stefanski and I opened a new route, Salida Desde la Oscuridad (VI 6b A2, 680m), on the south face of La Esfinge (5325m). On June 29-July 1, 2005, we fixed ropes on the first 170 meters. On July 2 we rested, and then started climbing on July 3 from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. After a cold bivy we continued climbing the next morning and reached the top at 5 p.m. During the three weeks of our stay, we also opened a new three-pitch variation (a new route?) to the saddle of La Esfinge, exactly along the rappel route; Grzadziel and Kowalski repeated the Original Route (5.11c); and on Artensoraju (6025m), Grzadziel, Kowalski and Stefanski created a variation (300 meters in the upper part of the wall) to the right of the Normal Route (D+).
Boguslaw Kowalski, Torun, Poland
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