NEWSFLASH: Fitzroy Traverse for Honnold and Caldwell

American climbers Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell have made the first ascent of the 5km long Fitzroy Traverse in Patagonia, Argentina.

The Fitzroy Traverse - starting on the far right.  © Matt Pycroft
The Fitzroy Traverse - starting on the far right.
© Matt Pycroft

The duo traversed the following peaks in their mega link-up: Aguja Guillaumet, Aguja Mermoz, Cerro Fitz Roy (3405m), Aguja Poincenot, Aguja Rafael Juárez, Aguja Saint-Exúpery and Aguja de l'S.

This route was Honnold's first route in Patagonia. The pair got a break in the weather in what has been a so far disappointing season. Despite good weather for their climb, Honnold and Caldwell were battling difficult conditions with icy rock after the very cold and snowy season so far.

There's more info on the Supertopo Website

Alex Honnold is sponsored by: The North Face, Black Diamond, Clif bar, La Sportiva and New England Ropes

Tommy Caldwell is sponsored by: Black Diamond, La Sportiva and Patagonia

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18 Feb, 2014
Errr - wow.....mostly done in approach shoes with less kit than you would take to Stanage for the day, between them.....gulp. Hats off to the gents.
18 Feb, 2014
Nice topo, Jack!
18 Feb, 2014
Is it bolted?
18 Feb, 2014
Amazing. Worst season for a few years. Not in good condition. First route in area. How do you top that?
18 Feb, 2014
Goodness me!!! Chapeau!
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