Climbing at Valle Encantado - Argentina

Romain waiting for the bus and always sipping on Mate.

Welcome to Vale Encantado!

Everyday we needed to cross the freezing cold river with our 2 man little rubber boat.

Romain on Directa Challenger 5.14a

Nicolas onsight on day one, Herculees, 7c, 5.12d. Good start of his trip!

Romain Gendey working his project, Directa Challenger, 5.14a.

Nicolas Vouillamoz climbing Divina con Medias, 7b+, 5.12c.

Romain Gendey sending the impressive line of Directa Challenger 8B+ 5.14A.

Romain Gendey on Nayawaliki 5.12d / 13A

Nicolas on Pulenta 5.12b.

Nicolas at the crux of Sismo Mental 5.12c.

Nicolas on Nido Laucha 5.12d.

Cintia Percivati working Buen Viaje 5.13c

Stefan Koechel of Austria sending Buen Viaje.

Joan Oliver Homar of Mallorca working the pockets of Pepe Le Puh - 8B+

Nicolas Vouillamoz working Buen Viaje 8A+, 5.13c

I set up a rope so I can shoot Nicolas and Romain climbing their projects. A local girl, La Hormiga, had been working a hard route, She gave it a go while I was hanging and shooting and sent it! it was amazing to see her climb so strong. Congrads Hormiga! great climb...
Next 4 images, Cintia *Hormiga* Percivati sending Buen Viaje, 8A+ 5,13b/c - Amazing local climber!

Next 4 images - Romain Gendey working *Pepe Le Puh* 8B+ 5,13 c/d

Mate break.

Reflection over the river.

The climbing treasure map.

Stars over the spires.

Closer view of the 3 pitch climb, *Finger of God* the climb is on the right side sky line.

The one hour approach.

Nicolas leading pitch 2, (6c - 5.11a) amazing steep buckets!

Nicolas and I on the summit of *Finger of God*

Not easy to get a ride with all this gear!!

We made it back to Bariloche after all, one hour later hitch hiking then in the back of a truck.

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