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Aguja Bifida - South summit – South ridge

6. Cheoma

200m 6a A1

Tommy Bonapace and Toni Ponholzer (Austria), 7/12/1990.

Description. The “approach” to the Perfil de Indio col (Bifida-Perfil de Indio) involves 400 meters of snow and ice to 55º as well a couple of rock pitches (to 5). Once at the col climb several moderate pitches to a big ear shaped off-width crack that leads to icy cracks and another five pitches to the summit, many of which are in common with the Filo Sur route (350m altogether).

History. “Cheoma” is Toni’s nickname. Tommy named the route without Toni’s knowing.

Approach. Niponino.

Descent. Via the same route, including 6 or more rappels in the couloir.

Bibliography. AAJ 1992 p. 90-94; Gipfelsturmer 1996 p. 14-21.

Photos (click to enlarge)


Aguja Bifida, Punta Filip, Cuatro

Dedos and CAT - overview


Aguja Bifida - east face


Aguja Bifida - southeast face



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