Guided Climbs and Adventures

The Amy Route: Aguja Guillaumet

After five months of good times in a far off land, my friend Tad  finally arrived to El Bolson, Argentina. We cruised out to the farm where I had been working and settled in for a few days. A week later, food and gas taken care of, we departed for El Chalten and the Fitz Roy Range. Unbelievably, we arrived just in time to catch a three day weather window. So we hopped in a taxi for the Rio Electrico and made camp beneath the puma of granite, Aguja Guillaumet. Our plan was to carry over  our gear to Paso Superior for an attempt on Aguja Poincenot later in the week. And on the way over, climb the Amy Route on Aguja Guillaumet.

Check out the VIDEO Tad put together Here

Approaching up Rio Electrico

Approaching up Rio Electrico

Approaching Paso Guillaumet

Tad McCrea Approaching Paso Guillaumet

Getting up the pass

Tad Getting up the pass….YEAAAA

What a place

What a place

Starting up the Amy route

Starting up the Amy route

the "M3" pitch

the “M3” pitch. Photo: Tad McCrea

Beau following the first pitch of rock

Beau following the first pitch of rock

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Beau leading the 3rd pitch of rock

The last Rock Pitch before the summit snow field.

The last rock pitch before the summit snow field. Photo: Tad McCrea

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The best rock I have ever climbed on. Ice, Mixed, water at the top –

Somehow, we managed to summit our first peak not three days after arriving in El Chalten. Needless to say, we were jazzin hard all the way down to town.  What a joy to combine so many technical aspects of climbing in this dream of a setting. I was so impressed with the beauty and quality of rock on the route. We felt handed a gift.

On the way back to Chalten with light packs!

On the way back to Chalten with light packs!

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