The route follows several easy pitches of the Via Commune , until the ledge system for a rising traverse across the face to the base of the Arete becomes obvious. The angle steepens and climbing becomes somewhat more challenging, but never extreme. The "crux" involves a series of moves around a corner onto the East face where a wide crack is surmounted back onto the arete proper. This is a leaning offwidth that is liberally supplied with pitons, and may approach 5.8 in difficulty. The options become more and more limited as the arete narrows; stay on the crest for the most part, with occasional excursions to the right (East).
This route is characteized by excellent rock and great protection.
Descend by means of a path to the North leading to a scree gully; the gully ends at a marked path.
The route begins at the SE base of the formation and follows the "Via Commune" for several pitches
Mostly fixed protection; bring a light rack with a few larger camming devices (#3 Camalot). Bring plenty of slings.
By Rodger Raubach
Nov 25, 2011
Anette Koehler and Norbert Memmel's book "Classic Dolomite Climbs" lists this as Route 51. There is a fairly good topo included.