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Via dos Italianos 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 9 pitches, 700', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: 1975
Season: All year.
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Submitted By: Matt Othmer on Apr 7, 2012  with updates from Ed. Ducha and 1 more

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The mountain on the descent via the cable car.

Description 

This is the most famous route on the Pao de Acucar. It is on the west face of the formation and climbs up directly underneath the cable car. It is mostly easy but technical face and slab climbing in a beautiful setting. Second half of the first pitch can be tricky for someone not so used to face climbs.

Location 

From the paved trail along the base of Pao de Acucar, take an obvious trail to the shoulder between the Urca and the Pao de Acucar, then head directly to the face of Pao de Acucar.

Protection 

14 draws, including several 24 inch runners.


Photos of Via dos Italianos Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Route in red
BETA PHOTO: Route in red
Rock Climbing Photo: Pao de Acucar from Corvocado
Pao de Acucar from Corvocado
Rock Climbing Photo: Resting at the anchor.
Resting at the anchor.
Rock Climbing Photo: More of the view.
More of the view.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from 2nd anchor.
View from 2nd anchor.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down. Always a nice rest spot on this rout...
Looking down. Always a nice rest spot on this rout...
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of 1st pitch.
Start of 1st pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: The view.
The view.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing up to the first anchor station.
Climbing up to the first anchor station.
Rock Climbing Photo: Me climbing from above. Special thanks to Auré Li...
Me climbing from above. Special thanks to Auré Li...
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd anchor. Opposite view.
2nd anchor. Opposite view.
Rock Climbing Photo: Up up up!
Up up up!

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By Don Morris
From: Denver, CO
Jun 30, 2015

Correct spelling of route is Via dos Italianos
By Michael Arriola
Aug 1, 2015

Hey @Dan. Curious as to how much harder this is than K2? Also wondering about runouts on this pitch.

Pretty used to climbing slab here in CO

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