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Update: last updated on 03/11/2010.

Cerro El Mocho - East buttress

1. Espolón Este

350m 6b+ C1

Jim Bridwell (USA) and Robert Staszewski (Australia), 28/2/1978.

Description. Climbs a line of left leaning cracks to the left of the “Benitiers” route, including one short but difficult to protect off-width crack that can be avoided by climbing slightly left.

History. This was the first ascent of El Mocho.

Approach. Niponino.

Descent. Via the Benitiers route.

Bibliography. AAJ 1978, p. 583-584; Mountain magazine 55 p. 11.

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El Mocho - east face


El Mocho - north face



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