Major New Link-Up on Cerro Torre

by Dougald MacDonald Americans Kelly Cordes and Colin Haley completed a fast, alpine-style ascent of a much-discussed link-up on Cerro Torre, following the Marsigny-Parkin line to the Col of Hope, then the original 1974 route up the West Ridge to the summit. The result is a magnificent but dangerous ice climb that ascends Cerro Torre from its accessible southern side without using the regular route´s artificial bolt line.Full report by Dougald MacDonald at Climbing.com ( Source: Climbing magazine )