American Alpinist Colin Haley has reported on his blog that he has made a solo ascent of Exocet (500m, WI5, 5.9), on Cerro Standhardt, Patagonia.
Haley is perhaps best known for completing the Torre Traverse in 2008 with Rolando Garribotti.
Haley used a rope for some sections of Exocet, including quite a nifty self belaying rig which he has detailed in his blog. He has written a full account of the ascent:
"I left the Niponino bivouac very early Saturday morning, and at four am arrived at the Standhardt-Bifida col, where the Exocet route (500m, WI5, 5.9) begins. In the dark I self-belayed the slabby mixed terrain of the first pitch, and then in the morning sunlight soloed across the large ramp system that rises across Standhardt's east face...."
Colin Haley is sponsored by Patagonia , Black Diamond , La Sportiva , Feathered Friends , Edelrid Ropes , Adidas Eyewear
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