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In 2012, for the 10th anniversary of the Petzl RocTrip, we are heading to the Piedra Parada site in Argentina. In this wild and arid landscape, the singular 200-meter monolith and meandering La Buitrera Canyon have seduced our route-finders.
At the end of March 2012, a team of 30 climbers from Team Petzl and from Argentina put up over 100 new sport and trad routes to explore between the sun and the shade. The climbing is on red volcanic rock with excellent friction and with air pockets that have turned into beautiful "agugero" holds.
The participants will camp in the wilderness in spring conditions, two steps from the Chubut River. The Campo de la Buitrera will be set up as a basecamp for welcoming the "Gauchos of the vertical world.
For a virtual tour of the site, just go to Piedra Parada, Argentina on Google maps. The site is indicated with a star and "Rock climbing" on the Nelles Map 1: 2,500,000 Argentina South - Patagonia Uruguay. GPS coordinates: 42.6601°S 70.1024°W
For more information about Petzl RocTrip Argentina 2012 (registration, guidebook...) go to: bit.ly/Khjupx