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About Difuntos:

Coming out of Mar del Plata and heading toward Balcarce on Route 226, the first mesa like sierra rising above the fields on the left (southwest) is called Difuntos by the local climbers from Mar del Plata. Home to about 70 or so routes, from 5.8 to 5.13 (or harder)and spread out on 4 different walls, Difuntos was the original sierra hangout for local climbers, due in part to access problems at La Vigilancia. Later, Difuntos remained closed for several years by the Argentine army, when it was discovered that the estancia at the base was the refuge, and possible money laundering scheme, for the wife of a major drug lord. Now again reopened, climbers can once more enjoy the oustanding routes and bullet hard quartzitic sandstone of Difuntos. One added plus is that there are actually some nice 5.8 and 5.9 routes, which are not so easy to find in the sierras of Balcarce.
Nearest town or city: Balcarce/Mar del Plata
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