Trip Report
Torres del Paine CHILE, Firs Alpine Travers , Conexión 3 Torres , North , Central , South , 3 dias (56:30 horas) "Estilo Andino" 7a A2 3.000 mts
Wednesday August 12, 2015 8:42am
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Torre Central
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About the Author
senoretbrothers is a big wall climber from Santiago CHILE.


The Granite State.
  Aug 12, 2015 - 09:07am PT
Strong work! So, todos los tres Torres? How long did it take? Looks like you had great weather, congrats!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Aug 12, 2015 - 09:18am PT
Cristobal is an outstanding climbing talent - he was the Chilean Alpinist of the Year for this ascent, along with tons of other rad climbs.

Not only that, but he is a great Big Wall Camper, and was a valued part of our Real Nose ascent team on El Cap this spring.

Cheers, mate!

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Aug 12, 2015 - 10:22am PT
Sick report and clean your camera bump! :)

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Aug 12, 2015 - 10:46am PT
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Aug 12, 2015 - 11:02am PT
Yeah, really eh?

Vitaliy is right - clean the damn bug off your camera lens, Tola!

Trad climber
  Aug 12, 2015 - 11:33am PT
Way to get after it.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Aug 12, 2015 - 04:04pm PT
Bravo, bravo, bravo!

Trad climber
  Aug 12, 2015 - 04:07pm PT
Don Paul

Social climber
Washington DC
  Aug 12, 2015 - 07:58pm PT
Impresionante - si quieres escribir algo sobre la ruta en español, hay un público aquí que puede leerlo. Por ejemplo, que significa 'estilo andino'?

Boulder climber
Montana, on the Divide and around.
  Aug 12, 2015 - 08:47pm PT
Thank you for posting.
Love the flutes.
Well done, well done. :)

The Granite State.
  Aug 13, 2015 - 08:22am PT
That's a linguistic nuance I should have previously, but obviously never noticed. Thanks for pointing it out.
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
  Aug 13, 2015 - 04:07pm PT
What a beautiful part of the world. Congratulations!

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
  Aug 13, 2015 - 04:49pm PT
Wowza! BBST

Sonoma County
  Aug 13, 2015 - 05:00pm PT
great pics and really cool video.

Your weblink doesn't work though.
edit: here it is

Oakland, CA
  Aug 13, 2015 - 05:14pm PT
Yeah this is rad. Rad!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Aug 13, 2015 - 05:30pm PT

You cant spell your own website, and you have a bug on your camera lens.

Youre pathetic, and incompetent!

Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Aug 13, 2015 - 05:52pm PT

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
  Aug 13, 2015 - 10:00pm PT
Neil Chelton

  Aug 16, 2015 - 02:12am PT
Proud send guys!

Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Aug 16, 2015 - 07:17am PT
Thank you for sharing that beautiful, difficult, wild place!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Aug 16, 2015 - 07:31am PT
Gordon Hibberd

Ice climber
Ayrshire Scotland
  Aug 22, 2015 - 12:16am PT
The second photo of the Fortress brought back happy memories as I was a member of the first accent in 1968 a truly beautiful area there was no hotels or any buildings then it was a pristine area Thank you for the memories and well done. From an 81 year old oldtimer.

  Sep 21, 2015 - 11:44am PT
Great job these guys did. Chapeau.

One clarification, the word traverse is very ill defined. In 2002 Steve Schneider did a version of a traverse of the three towers in alpine style, solo and at a blistering pace. He climbed and descended Torre Norte via the Monzino, climbed Torre Central via the Bonington-Whillans and descended the Kearney-Knight, and then climbed and descended Torre Sur via the Aste. His traverse does not follow the complete skyline but instead climbs a “W,” first accessing the skyline via the col between Torre Norte and Central and then, after climbing Torre Sur, rappelling back down the line of ascent.

Pedro Cifuentes from Spain was the first to do the "complete skyline traverse" of the towers, starting north of Torre Norte and rappelling south of Torre Sur, in 2013, solo, in 29 days, but with external help (he received a rope and other at his last camp, between Torre Sur y Central). He climbed Torre Norte via Espiritu Libero, then followed Steve's "W traverse" to the summit of Torre Sur, from where, to complete the actual skyline, he descended south via the Hoth Route, a massive scary undertaking.

Iñaki, Cristóbal and Juan did a mixture between Steve's and Pedro's traverses, following Pedro's line to the summit of the Torre Sur, from where they descended the way they came, not descending to the south like Pedro.

The short of it is that you can define a “traverse” whichever way you like, to each their own, but claiming the “first alpine traverse” is incorrect.


  Sep 21, 2015 - 11:49am PT
To understand better my gibberish above, here is a photo of Pedro's complete skyline traverse.

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
  Sep 21, 2015 - 12:21pm PT
We American dogs were just having some fun, but your accomplishments
Speak for themselves we are all very envious- we all wish we could do all of the things you shared it is the stuff of many of our dreams
Thank you for sharing it stacks up as good as any report I've seen
Now I'm gonna go bump that jolley Roger thread or the Burch camp tr
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Boulder climber
  Sep 21, 2015 - 09:45pm PT
Pedro Cifuentes ... was the first to do the "complete skyline traverse" ... in 2013, solo, in 29 days ... he descended south via the Hoth Route, a massive scary undertaking.

Just livin' the dream
  Sep 22, 2015 - 11:04am PT

Loved the condor shot.

Trad climber
  Sep 22, 2015 - 03:26pm PT

Big Wall climber
Santiago CHILE
Author's Reply  Oct 2, 2015 - 04:39am PT
Hello everyone! thank you very much for your comments about our publication the idea is just to share our climb and motivate new generations, not interega us to generate competition is an event we have experienced and seen in our last years of mountain climbing activities in Patagonia, this does not go with our private philosophy and style of climbing are just dreams and unforgettable viviencias with our fellow adventurers.

Thanks for sharing photo Rolo, the voyage of Pedro clearly not climb alpine style with 80 kilos of equipment is not alpine ...

On the other hand do not share their descent down the path Hoth, for our part we are interested in climbing and rappelling not be doing any wall, is much easier and safer to perform the same descent but make rappels down the valley of silence is the most logical even more so if you went on this side of the valley, I do not think it's real and safe to perform unprofessional decline Pedro but still pulling bags from anywhere, its history and ascension in a solitaire style with the help of porters and other I do not share, without diminishing the tremendous escalation and hard work I do but it's crazy !, thanks Peter for inspiring us make the crossing.

Trad climber
  Oct 2, 2015 - 10:08am PT
Absolutely breathtaking! I can only dream of doing such a climb!!

Social climber
An Oil Field
  Oct 2, 2015 - 11:24am PT
You did it in 56 hours? Amazing!