Pakistan’s Beautiful Virgin Summit Climbedby Dougald MacDonald Climbing magazine Jul/2007
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The two men climbed the 2,700-meter south face in four and a half days, with another day and a half for the descent. Sustained rock, mixed, and ice climbing between 6,400 meters and 7,000 meters formed the crux, with free climbing on excellent granite up to 5.10- and M6; the two aided one 50-foot overhanging chimney crack. They descended by downclimbing and about 35 rappels. Trommsdorff said the face somewhat resembled the north face of the Eiger, “except that it's twice as high and twice as long, and the rock is an absolutely splendid granite.”
In addition to the French climbers' attempts, this line had been tried twice by Julie Ann Clyma and Roger Payne.....
Dougald MacDonald, gives us the full story, with photos, at: climbing.com
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