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Spigolo Fiames, Punta Fiames, 12 September 1963

 
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Punta Fiames, and the "Spigolo (arÍte)" at the upper right.
Punta Fiames, and the "Spigolo (arÍte)" at the upp...
Maurizio de Zanna. low on route and traversing to the arÍte.
Maurizio de Zanna. low on route and traversing to ...
Starting up the steepening wall.
Starting up the steepening wall.
Moving up onto the ever-narrowing arÍte.
Moving up onto the ever-narrowing arÍte.
View to the West across the face towards the "normale" route, the "via Commune"; shows the average angle well.
View to the West across the face towards the "norm...
Looking upward to the triangular roof, which bars progress.
Looking upward to the triangular roof, which bars ...
Maurizio de Zanna at the first crux; the fist/OW jam crack.
Maurizio de Zanna at the first crux; the...
BITD, this section used a single point of aid. Now climbed at ~5.8. Boots were too big to fit the crack!
BITD, this section used a single point of aid. Now...
This pitch was the crux of the route.
This pitch was the crux of the route.
Maurizio is now "on belay."
Maurizio is now "on belay."
Heading up to avoid the triangular roof.
Heading up to avoid the triangular roof.
Up and around the corner!
Up and around the corner!
Signing the register--on a ledge one pitch below the summit!
Signing the register--on a ledge one pitch below t...
My 24 year old ass on the summit of Punta Fiames. next on the agenda: rapid descent to get sandwiches and BEER!
My 24 year old ass on the summit of Punta Fiames. ...