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Summary

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.

Approach

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

Routes

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Grade Route

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

Activity

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