Pico Pirineos in Mexico, new rock climb at Monterrey by Giupponi, Oviglia and Larcher


Rolando Larcher, Maurizio Oviglia and Luca Giupponi have made the first ascent of “El lobo del desierto”, a new rock climb up the East and North Faces of Pico Pirineos, the massive towers above Monterrey in Mexico. Established over 5 days and freed by the Italians, the route is 12 pitches long (470m) and is graded 7c (5.12d). The big wall was climbed ground-up without using aid between one bolt and the next, despite requiring plenty of cleaning.