Last Gringos Standing
|Type: ||Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000', Grade V|
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]|
|FA: ||Jesse Huey, Toby Grohne-March 2008|
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|Submitted By: ||Neil Kauffman on Sep 30, 2009|
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BETA PHOTO: The West Face of St. Exupery. Last Gringos climbs ...
This is an excellent crack route with lots of quality hand jamming. The crux is a thin corner on pitch 6 which has not yet been freed due to icy cracks. The first 8 pitches are sustained 5.10 cracks linked together with a 5.9 black dike traverse between crack systems. The route then joins the Austrian Ridge for 300m to the summit.
See the American Alpine Journal 2008 for Jesse's description.
Southeast face of Aguja St. Exupery, starting 100m below the Exupery-De La S notch in the major gully.
Doubles to 4", extra hand-sized pieces.
|Comments on Last Gringos Standing
|By josh balt|
From: Hill City South Dakota
Feb 5, 2010
dang neil keep it up. This looks so rad. I think I want to go to Patagonia now.
|By Owen Darrow|
Dec 5, 2010
Patagonia is calling my name next fall/winter. I need to make some more money now...