Cochamo 2009 Update

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There has been plenty of activity this season in the Northern Patagonian valley of Cochamo. Notably, Germans and Austrians established several impressive big wall free routes.

Cochamo is dubbed the 'Yosemite of Chile' with its now world-famous granite walls the size of El Capitan. It was first 'discovered' almost accidentally in 1997 by British climber Crispin Waddy after a tip-off from a Chilean.

Recently, Dominik Angehrn, Tom Holzhauser, Michi and Jvan Tresch put up the longest free route on the walls, when they added a new line to the Roca Grande de la Junta (aka Cerro Capicua).

Read the full report by Lindsay Griffin on the BMC Website

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6 Apr, 2009
cheers Lindsay, looks awesome.
6 Apr, 2009
Great stuff. The Tresch brothers are swiss though, I think being taken for a german is verging on an insult in Switzerland and Austria.
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