Aguja de l'S - West face
12. Los del Maipo
18 new pitches (21 pitches altogether) 6c
Nico Gutiérrez - Carlos Vasquez (CL), 12/2015.
Description. The route covers around 1000 meters of terrain, climbed in 21 ptches, with scrambling sections in between. The approach from Niponino is short, as the route starts in one of the lowest buttresses. The first buttress has orange color cracks (nine pitches to 6a+). A traverse to the right leads to another buttress (another nine pitches). The crux is in this section, a roof crack. Another traverse to the right leads to the summit pinacle which is climbed via the Austríaca.
History. The first ascent was done in 24hs round-trip from Niponino.
Approach. Before Niponino.
Descent. Down the via Austriaca along the north ridge.