Go back to Chile.
Go back to Bienvenidos a mi Insomnio 2.
We had a dry hike down to the valley floor the following day and then a day of rain. Our general feeling was that we had ticked the biggest thing we were going to get on this trip and anything else would be a nice bonus. That bonus came the following day when we climbed Camp Farm
– an 8-pitch 5.10 on Cerro La Junta ~45 minutes from our base camp. We did the right hand side variation to the first pitch (2 pitches of 5.10 instead of the 5.11 slab) and enjoyed the rest of the route. However, I think its biggest attribute is that it’s close to camp. The last pitch was a bit pain in the ass as we had to down climb to reach the start of the crack (actually more of a groove).
Hiking to Cerro La Junta (Jan. 2015).
Cerro La Junta from the valley floor. It’s actually a ridge of a mountain behind it…not as dome-like as it appears from the valley (Jan. 2015).
Shirley crossing the river on our approach to Camp Farm. We failed to notice the fixed tyrolean lines nearby…those this might actually be faster (Jan. 2015).
Shirley on the ~45 minute hike to the Camp Farm route on Cerro La Junta (Jan. 2015).
Pitch 1 variation (Jan. 2015).
Shirley on the pitch 1 variation to Camp Farm (Jan. 2015).
Pitch two slab (variation) of Camp Farm (Jan. 2015).
Shirley enjoying the moderate slab terrain on pitch 2 (Jan. 2015).
Leading pitch 2 (our 3) of Camp Farm (Jan. 2015).
Same pitch (Jan. 2015).
Shirley on pitch 2 (proper) of Camp Farm – slick rock but well featured (not really a slab).
Views from Camp Farm (Jan. 2015).
More Camp Farm action (Jan. 2015).
Pitch 5: dihedral to slab (Jan. 2015).
Shirley on pitch 5 of Camp Farm (Jan. 2015).
Anfiteatro from Camp Farm (Feb. 2015).
Very scenic pitch 5.
Granite so slick that the shoes were squeaking (Feb. 2015).
Cerro Trinidad in the background (Feb. 2015).
Leading pitch 6 of Camp Farm – fun crack climbing (Jan. 2015).
Nice (mostly) crack climbing on pitch 6 (Feb. 2015).
Leading pitch 8 of Camp Farm. A bit of PITA down climbing to get to the not-so-aesthetic crack (Jan. 2015).
The final pitch of Camp Farm (left of veggie patch) as seen from Refugio Cochamo (while eating pizza).
Final pitch groove (Feb. 2015).
Rapping the topmost pitch of Camp Farm (Feb. 2015).
Cerro and Valle Trinidad from Camp Farm (Feb. 2015).
Rapping down the 5.11 slab (pitch 1 proper).
On the hike down, we found the fixed lines for the tyrolean traverse above the river. This here my pack and I are in the middle of the crossing (Jan. 2015).
God, we were ready for some alcohol.
On the fixed tyrolean traverse above the river (Jan. 2015).
Valle Cochamo (Jan. 2015).
Cerro Trinidad from the valley floor (Jan. 2015).
Cochamo River and the cable crossing (Jan. 2015).
The cozy Refugio Cochamo. Good pizza, killer pastries, but no booze…god, our hands were shaking after like 3 dry days (Jan. 2015).
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