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|Type: ||Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 590 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.7+ [details]|
|FA: ||Luis Trenker, Hans Pescota. 1913|
|Submitted By: ||eDixon on May 25, 2007|
BETA PHOTO: Route Topo.
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.
Leading the polished misery that is pitch 2 of Tre...
BETA PHOTO: The route ascends the obvious corner left of cente...
Brandon follows the slippery crux. Jugs all arou...
|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
Great first route in the Dolomites