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Rodger leading the first pitch on bishop Jaggers; 1985 ascent.


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Location: Rodger Raubach : Tre Cime di Laverado : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: 4 days ago

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Comments: The entire area was a W.W. I battleground, and is laced with old military tunnels.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Tre Cime di Laverado : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Food and drink are available, in addition to a dormitory for sleeping.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Tre Cime di Laverado : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: 5 days ago

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Comments: The wonderful "Preussriss," or Preuss Crack is evident in this photo. It was a landmark climb when first done prior to W.W. I by Paul Preuss...entirely without any protection. Currently rated at 5.7/5.8.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : ... : South Arete, "Via Dimai." (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: 5 days ago

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Comments: This is a major route on an Alpine summit, and coupled with the descent could result in an unplanned bivvy. Take plenty of water and some food, as this can be an arduous day of climbing when the descent is considered.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Dolomite Route Sketches : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: Torre Grande West Summit is on the Right.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: Route sketch in red illustrates the common start for the "Via Normale" of the North Tower and "Via Nuvolau" for the South tower.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: The first 2 leads and climbing-in-coils for both North Summit "via Normale," and the South Summit "Nuvolau Route" are on the rock structure between the towers.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : "Normalweg " "Via Normale.... (5.4)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: This climb is popular with beginners and has been climbed frequently by families with children. Not terribly aesthetic, but achieves a worthwhile summit by easy technical climbing.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Via Normale (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 24, 2014

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Comments: I just repeated this route on another chilly day in order to complete the Torre Quarta Alta "Nomale" route, and again, found it extremely enjoyable. This climb receives the morning Sun and warms up nicely before any of the other popular routes become climbable.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : Punta Delle Cinque Dita
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: The peak is also a favorite with the local Alpine Guides due to ease of access, relatively easy climbing, mostly abseil descent to the starting point and the Gondola lift.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: The route begins near the lowest shaded are in the Langkofelscharte.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : ... : Normal Route (5.4)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: This is a very popular and heavily travelled climb. Steep and spectacular, but not difficult. Just a long day in the mountains...


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : Punta Delle Cinque Dita
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: The Punta della Cinque Dita (a.k.a. "Fuenffingerspitze") may be the most photographed mountain in the Dolomites, due to it's unusual appearance and ease of access for photographers.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : ... : The Thumb (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: This is a spectacular and popular route, but not a good place to be when the weather is anything less than optimal.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Steinerne Stadt (City of Ro... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: Steinerne Stadt is frequently the haunt of climbers rained out on longer climbs.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Dolomite Route Sketches : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: Both climbs are usually done in sequence; first climb Torre Quarta bassa, then Torre Quarta Alta. The abseil to the ground is through a hole between a chockstone terrace and the two towers. It is reminiscent of caving.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 23, 2014

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Comments: This a great climb for a cold day, since it receives the morning Sun and is sheltered from the winds.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo : Comici (5.10+)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: I took my first-ever leader fall on the Comici in early August 1964. Wrecked my belayer and retreated.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 21, 2014

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Comments: The very prominent crack-chimney in the center of the photo is the famous "Preuss Crack," or "Preussriss." Today is still rated as 5.7/5.8, and climbed before W.W. I, entirely without protection.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: I've used the German names exclusively in naming these summits, since these were in Austrian territory until 1917 and these are the names originally given. The province is South Tirol, and 3 languages are taught in the schools: German, Italian, and Ladin.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Second Sella Tower : Kostner (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: This route is exceptionally popular, mostly due to it's inclusion in several widely-read guidebooks as the middle section of the traverse of the 3 Sella Towers.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Second Sella Tower : Glueck Dihedral (5.7)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: The website grading comparisons between YDS and UIAA Alpine needs some refinement here; this route is realistically either upper-end 5.6 or lower-end 5.7, which I've indicated as 5.6/5.7 and should be a UIAA IV+.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : Sassolungo Group
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: The Rifugio at Langkofelscharte can be a lifesaver if/when the temperature drops rapidly and clouds envelop the peaks. A fire in the woodstove and hot drinks can bring the coldest climber back to functionality.


Location: International : Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Langkofel Group : ... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: The Rifugio has good food at very reasonable prices!


Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The Whale's Tail : Spoof (5.8+)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 14, 2014

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Comments: I did this climb sometime in the early '60s, and had a confrontation with Bill Fowler at the base. He was screaming about his 25 cents, while the leader was getting ready to deck out on the trail. I drew his attention to the guy who was getting ready to fall on his head, and he took off running, saying that he'd collect later!


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