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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.


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

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Comments: Probably the most exciting cable car/gondola ride imaginable.


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

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Comments: The temperature as this was taken: 5 degrees Celsius and dropping.


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

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Comments: There are 5 climbers visible in the photograph, a party of 3 approaching the ridge, and a second party just reaching the scree terrace.


Location: Europe : Italy : Dolomites : Cinque Torri Group : Torre Quarta Alta : Via Normale (5.6)
By: Rodger Raubach When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: The route has one slightly harder section near the start of p.2. It's well protected by a good piton. I rated the moves at 5.6/5.7, or UIAA Gr. IV+. The Bernardi guidebook shows this as a short "chimney," but it's more of a tight right facing corner.


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