This route ascends a large groove on the south-west corner of the tower.
Pitch 1 - After scrambling up some rock steps, climb up the prominent corner/groove to the right of the south face. (40m)
Pitch 2 - The "Trenker Crack". Stem up the polished corner with a wide crack/chimney in it. (40m)
Pitch 3 - More easy climbing up the corner system. (40m)
Pitch 4 - Follow the broken crack up to the end of the corner. (30m)
Pitch 5 - Traverse right out of the corner system to the base of a chimney. (20m)
Pitch 6 - Climb up the chimney to the top of the formation. (40m)
Descent - Climb down into the notch between First and Second Sella Towers. Descend some well marked grooves. Then head down and right to a path that returns to Sella Pass.
The route climbs the south-west corner of First Sella Tower. Start just to the right of the large south face.
There are some pins on the route. Also bring a rack of nuts and some slings.
BETA PHOTO: The Trenker Crack with 2 parties visible with the ...
BETA PHOTO: The route ascends the obvious corner left of cente...
This photo shows the entire SW face of 1st Sellatu...
Brandon follows the slippery crux. Jugs all arou...
BETA PHOTO: Trenker Riss, route sketched in red (approximate l...
By Bill Flaherty
From: Evergreen, CO
Jan 29, 2008
The crack on pitch two is absolutely the slipperiest piece of rock I have ever touched. It is polished to a high gloss from nearly 100 years of ascents. Feels like church marble.
Mar 21, 2008
that's true. my first dolomites route. the first ascent leader was as famous movie-maker.
By Drew McLean
Oct 17, 2012
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Great first route in the Dolomites