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Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Grande, North Summit : "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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Quarta Bassa : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita : ... : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Quarta Alta : ... : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei ... : Cime Grande : North Face - 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei ... : Cima Piccolissima : ... : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro...
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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sella Group : Passo Sella Area : ... : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sella Group : Passo Sella Area : ... : 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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro...
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: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : 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!


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: Steinerne Stadt is very popular with the guide services for teaching beginners.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: Piz Pordoi is in the Distance.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: The architecture is very typical of South Tirolean Italy; formerly a part of Austria, before 1917.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Sella Towers : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 12, 2014

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Comments: The descent route from Sella Towers is visible on this photograph.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Sassolungo (Langkolfel) gro... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: Great food at realistic prices! The Apfel Strudel was wonderful.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Steinerne Stadt (City of Ro... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: These formations are roughly equivalent in size to the "Short Wall" in Joshua Tree.


Location: Rodger Raubach : Steinerne Stadt (City of Ro... : Photo
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: I began counting the bolts and began losing track of the ones counted around 15. There appear to be at least 3 major lines in addition to combination variants.


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