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Update: last updated on 24/02/2018.


3. Kauffman
4. Cramer
5. Carstenissima
6. Directa

The Cumbrecitas Sur and Norte are two small summits north of El Tridente, immediately south of the Gran Gendarme. The Kauffman's christened them after their imposing appearence... :)

4. Kauffman. In early 2013 Joel and Neil Kauffman did the first ascent of Cumbrecita Norte. From the col between this and Gran Gendarme they climbed two pitches, 4+ and 5+. They approached from the west, via the couloir immediately south of Gran Gendarme.

3. Cramer. In early 2014 Jack Cramer (US) ascended Cumbrecita Norte climbing snow and doing some easy scrambling to reach the top. Cramer approached as the Kauffmans did. That same day Cramer did the first ascents of the north and central summits of El Tridente. He climbed snowfields (40˚) and did a bit of easy scrambling to reach both summits.

6. Carstenissima. In early 2015 Clayton Laramie, Cody Scarpella and Carsten von Birckhahn climbed the "Hombro Oeste" (west shoulder) of the Cumbrecitas (200m 6a), then traversed a crest into a gully and went up a dihedral (three pitches 5, 5+, 6a) to reach the summit of Cumbrecita Sur.

7. Directa. In 2/2018, Ryo and Sayaka Masumoto (JP) climbed the southwest arete of the Hombro Oeste (west shoulder), covering six pitches to 6c, to then follow the Carstenissima to the summit of Cumbrecita Sur.


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View from the west

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