Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll and and Jon Griffin Deal with Epic New Off-Width on Cerro Chaltén’s South Face


In a 20-hour blitz, Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll and Jon Griffin climbed a virgin monster off-width up the South Face of Cerro Chaltén (Monte Fitz Roy) on the Argentine-Chilean border. The 500-meter line initially followed the first two pitches of The Colorado Route, a 6c+/5.11b splitter crack line put up by Max Barlerin, Quinn Brett, and Michael Lukens in 2016. It then branches off to fire up a 5-6” wide crack system for 350 meters with chimney sections interspersed throughout the route’s eight total pitches. Difficulties ranged up to 7a (5.11+).

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