The mother of all traverses: The Fitz Traverse.

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bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:37am PT
Wow! Simply Amazing! They must have some really killer approach shoes :-)

Not to criticize their achievement, but in looking at Rolo's photo it looks like there is a pinnacle/summit just right of Fitzroy that didn't appear to have been climbed. Is that just something misleading in the photo?

Again, before people start jumping on me for downplaying this incredible accomplishment I am just asking for a clarification given what's on Rolo's photo.
bigbird

climber
WA
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:42am PT
I away thought the full traverse of the Torres del Paine mastiff in patagonia or the Arwa group in india was the "mother of all traverses"... Guess it a subjective opinion...

enjoimx

Trad climber
SLO
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:47am PT
I thought Mathes Crest was the mother of all traverses. Relative indeed
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:48am PT
Soon they will have to look off-earth for a challenge.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Feb 18, 2014 - 03:01am PT
Cool
rolo

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 03:12am PT
Not to criticize their achievement, but in looking at Rolo's photo it looks like there is a pinnacle/summit just right of Fitzroy that didn't appear to have been climbed. Is that just something misleading in the photo?

Again, before people start jumping on me for downplaying this incredible accomplishment I am just asking for a clarification given what's on Rolo's photo.

if you take the time to look at the photo I posted you will see a note written right on the photo itself explaining that the summit that is "bypassed" by the route line is actually not on the same ridge line, it is much further west. It is called Aguja de la Silla which along with Aguja Desmochada is not part of the Fitz Roy ridge line/skyline, has never been, never will be. They are both in a separate rib, that dead ends.
adnix

Big Wall climber
Finland
Feb 18, 2014 - 04:36am PT
The climbing has been quite interesting in the upper parts of Gorretta. They had two pairs of aluminium crampons, one ice screw, one ice axe and sneakers.

Just about the right equipment for some mixed climbing... =)
Cosmin

Big Wall climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 04:53am PT
Stunning!
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Feb 18, 2014 - 08:22am PT
Classic alpinism at it finest! Minimal equipment, maximal effort and results with one ice tool and one sleeping bag, all in a push. Congo Rats good sirs. We will be remembering this one.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Feb 18, 2014 - 09:47am PT
Excellent!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 18, 2014 - 09:52am PT
There you go. The meteoric trajectory from gym climber to sport twinkie to uber alpinist. jaw dropping! Next up is the West cwm horseshoe?
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Feb 18, 2014 - 09:55am PT
Fantastic!!!!
gf

climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:00am PT
Bruce -the prize of the horseshoe will likely require an upgrade from approach shoes -at least to a hi-top with extra socks....
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:06am PT
and a parasol !
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:12am PT
Awesome!

Always wondered what would happen if these new amazing rock stars got into alpinism. Thought we might see stuff like this. People have been talking about what these kind of folks might do for years.

The future is finally here.

WOOHOO!

Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:14am PT
complimenti, hoomaikai ana, lelo hoomaikai, wir gratulieren, chugha haeyo, omedetōgozaimasu, pozdravlyayu, etc. allez

I bet they'll be traveling. Thought they might be able to use some language skills.

Also, Donini is down there yeah? Maybe they could run a first aid/anchor building clinic.

WOW ...
SuburbanMountaineer

Mountain climber
Alexandria, VA
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:47am PT
Rolo said it right: "Respect, respect and more respect."
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:54am PT
Solid team.
10b4me

climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:23am PT
Awesome. Thanks for posting this, Rolo.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:45am PT
Good stuff. What an amazing skyline.

I bet Honnold will be back by himself for a helmet free ascent soon.
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