Aguja Bifida - South summit – South ridge
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.
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