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This area is full of easy routes ranging from 4 to 6c+ Rock quality is poor, climbs are just as good The area is home to 'Porbres Diablos', the first 6c+ in Frey

Access issues inherited from Frey

Frey is inaccessible by road - it's around a 4 to 5 hour trek; so you'll be staying the night or week.


2km from Refugio with 340m vertical gain over the last 400ish meters (45min - 1hr). Walk down the valley, following Lag. Toncek, from Refugio Frey towards Principal. At the end of the valley, there is a creek that descends between Phillip Heron and El Tonto. Follow the creek up approx 300 vertical meters, Phillip Herron is on the right.

Where to stay

Camp at Refugio Frey


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Starts on the eastern face of Phillip Herron. Can be completed in one pitch with heinous rope drag

FA: Frederico Finó & Otto Meiling, 1957

Starts on the eastern face of Phillip Herron, 5m left of 'Normal'

FA: Pedro Braun & Erica Schmidt, 2004

Many variants, starting on the southern face of Phillip Herron (side visible from Refugio Frey). Pitch 1: Grade 4 approx 45 meters. Head directly up to belay ledge. Belay ledge identifiable by webbing/slings left around chicken head. Plenty of natural placements couple of meters back for trad anchor. Pitch 2: Grade 3 or 5 approx 35m depending on which way you choose. Hanging belay at chicken head with webbing/slings Pitch 3: Grade 5 approx 55 meters. Rap from top via two 30m raps. Rap point on eastern face, look for lots of webbing/slings/prussik around hollow sounding chickenhead. Rap off in northern direction to second rap point. Dodgy looking boulder with webbing/prussik. This station is backed up with prussik around larger chicken head.

FA: Jim Donini (US), 1976


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