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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:35 pm
by Dave Daly
Neat. After a few looks, it appears he was climbing via Couloir Amy (pronouned Ah-mee). Deb and I did this very same route 2 years ago. In fact, by the looks of things, the couloir (60 degrees) appears much fatter and a bit easier. The time we did it, the couloir was a ribbon of blue ice, which was melting out underneath us and we were dry tooling the walls next to us! :shock: I know its a helmet cam but I sure wish he had stabilzed his head for a few short moments on the route, especially while he was climbing the HUGE right facing dihedral (5.9).....some of the best climbing on the route!

BTW, we met up with Collin after he did the Trifecta with Rolo, shortly after topping out on Cerro Torre, near Niponeemo basecamp in the morraine. He was totally beat but cheery. Two days later, we all enjoyed pints of beer and carne at a town party to celebrate their accomplishment! Even Tomas Huber brought his share of "cheer" to the party and sang a drunk rendition of the "Collin and Rolo....You Bastards! song. Too fun!

Here's the start to Couloir Amy....


Deb traversing out, preparing to climb the start of the HUGE right facing dihedral....