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"Spigolo Fiames," SE Arete T 
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South Face, "Via Commune." 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 15 pitches, 1300'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: J.L. Heath, Antonio Dimai, and Angelo Verzi July, 1901.
Season: South Facing wall, anytime rock is dry.
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Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on Apr 20, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Sketch overlay showing approximate line of route a...

Description 

The route shares the first 4 pitches with the "Spigolo" Route, and a major traverse ledge is followed to the left until a bolted anchor is reached. (ca. 25 meters). Some relatively unprotected face is followed upwards (20 meters) to another stance (5.5,bolt). Another pitch diagonals L, unprotected face (5.4-5.5, Bolt). The next pitch (crux) is a traverse to the right and a belay stance at the base of a chimney (5.6, bolt). The chimney is followed upwards for 2 pitches, and after skirting a small roof at it's left edge,traversing into another short chimney, where the difficulties begin to ease. Aim towards a small notch in the N. Ridge where the route terminates after another 4-5 pitches.


Location 

The route is reached by parking near the Hospital and strolling over the rising meadows to the R. base of the wall. Climbers path is evident.


Protection 

All belay stances are bolted. Very little fixed protection. Bring a normal rack with some larger cams up to #3 Camalot.



Photos of South Face, "Via Commune." Slideshow Add Photo
indicator lines show final "notch" where the route terminates. The final chimney is very evident.
BETA PHOTO: indicator lines show final "notch" where the route...
Looking across the face towards "Via Commune," from "Spigolo Jori." The small patch of yellow rock indicates approximate line taken.
Looking across the face towards "Via Commune," fro...
Upper portion of the Punta Fiames, shows the chimney and other details.
BETA PHOTO: Upper portion of the Punta Fiames, shows the chimn...
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By Rodger Raubach
Apr 20, 2013

This route is listed in Classic Dolomite Climbs, Anette Koehler/ Norbert Memel, Baton-Wicks London, (1998).
The Via Commune is route #50, and a good topo is included therein. My description above is from my first-hand experience on the first 4 pitches before traversing over to the "spigolo." Maurizio de Zanna gave me a rudimentary topo and some beta at the time. Said it was very unprotected, but the climbing was fairly easy and straightforward. As a general rule, the "Spigolo Fiames" is more popular, but the "Via Commune" isn't a bad alternative.