|Type:||Trad, 12 pitches, 820'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]|
|FA:||Luigi Micheluzzi, Ettore Castiglioni. 1935|
|Submitted By:||eDixon on May 30, 2007|
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Mar 21, 2008
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
|excellent classic until you come to the big ledge, go down here (easy, head left) unless you like steep choss. Historical traverse in the middle, stay low enough...|
By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 13, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
This is an absolutely wonderful route – not too hard, very good rock for the Dolomites, spectacular traverse in an unbelievably beautiful setting, extremely easy approach and descent. Of course these features make it quite popular as well so get an early start and be patient with others (welcome to European climbing). I think it is the best moderate route on the wall – a good introduction to climbing in the area. Almost everyone only does the first half of the route to the main ledge and walks off to the left.
Approach - Park in the dirt lot across the road from the wall and hike to the base - 10 minutes. Descent - at the half way point in the wall walk left across the entire mountain to the col between the Sella towers and Piz Ciavazes - descend into the grass then work your way back through the forest and down to your car.
Gear - 4-5 cams, 6-10 wires, threads, long slings.
By scoTt Millbern
From: Langenfeld, Germany
Feb 1, 2011
I would add to the gear list a bunch (6-8) of slings from 7mm cord. We used these for threadthroughs and to girth hitch a few pins that would not take a biner.