"Spigolo Fiames," SE Arete
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The route follows several easy pitches of the Via Commune , until the ledge system for a rising traverse across the face to the base of the Arete becomes obvious. The angle steepens and climbing becomes somewhat more challenging, but never extreme. The "crux" involves a series of moves around a corner onto the East face where a wide crack is surmounted back onto the arete proper. This is a leaning offwidth that is liberally supplied with pitons, and may approach 5.8 in difficulty. The options become more and more limited as the arete narrows; stay on the crest for the most part, with occasional excursions to the right (East).
This route is characteized by excellent rock and great protection.
Descend by means of a path to the North leading to a scree gully; the gully ends at a marked path.
The route begins at the SE base of the formation and follows the "Via Commune" for several pitches
Mostly fixed protection; bring a light rack with a few larger camming devices (#3 Camalot). Bring plenty of slings.
|Photos of "Spigolo Fiames," SE Arete Slideshow
Maurizio "Toto" de Zanna, leading "Spigolo Fiames,...
"Toto" signing the route register, which is on a l...
View across lower portion of wall, towards the "vi...
Enrico Maioni leading "Spigolo Jori" on Punta Fiam...
Turning the roof and entering the diagonal offwidt...
Easy climbing low on the route.
Traversing from "via Commune" onto the SE Arete.
Right on the corner. "Toto" is gripping the arÍte ...
Maurizio de Zanna at the low crux, Spigolo Fiames.
Above the 5.7+ crux.
Easy terrain low on the route. Can you find "Toto?...
My young butt sitting on the summit, 12 September ...
BETA PHOTO: Photo shows upper pitch details, which are on the ...
|Comments on "Spigolo Fiames," SE Arete
|By Rodger Raubach|
Nov 25, 2011
Anette Koehler and Norbert Memmel's book "Classic Dolomite Climbs" lists this as Route 51. There is a fairly good topo included.