Bolts chopped on Cerro Torre

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Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Aug 28, 2012 - 08:19am PT
Randisi, see the Kelly Cordes video a couple of posts up. He tells the story of the first ascent, which made use of an air compressor to drill hundreds of bolts. Then recently these two younger guys blast up it in 13 hours, on the same route but not using the bolts, and have time to chop them on the way down. Not that I wanted to start a debate about bolting and chopping, I just think Cerro Torre is really cool.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 28, 2012 - 08:42am PT
Bring Cerro Torre back to a pristine state....the bolts (at least some) have been chopped, now get some earth moving machinery and get that abomination named El Chalten the hell out of the valley.

edit: Of course we having some cleaning up to do in our own backyard....Yosemite Valley comes to mind.
ducha

Trad climber
rio de janeiro
Nov 4, 2012 - 05:25am PT
I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT THE 1959 C. MAESTRI ROUTE WAS NOT TRULY CLIMBED, THAT THE FIRST ASCENT WAS SET BY C. FERRARI AND THE RAGNI GROUP, THE 1970 COMPRESSOR ROUTE HAS VERY POOR STYLE AND HAS BEEN FINISHED BY J. BRIDWELL, K & K CLIMB WAS CLEAN, THAT D. LAMA FREED THE INTIRE WALL: BUT NOTHING THAT JUSTIFIED ANY CHANGE OF THE ORIGINAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COMPRESSOR ROUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Nov 4, 2012 - 05:40am PT
ssssshhhhhh
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 5, 2012 - 05:45pm PT
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