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Routes in Second Sella Tower
|Fata Morgana T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Glueck Dihedral T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Kostner T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Messner T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|North West Arete - Kasnapoff T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Rechter Riss (Right Crack) T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Second Sella Tower North West Ridge T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 820 ft, 11 pitches|
|FA:||Reinhold Messner, Gunther Messner. 1968|
|Page Views:||4,304 total, 34/month|
|Shared By:||e Dixon on May 26, 2007|
DescriptionThis is a steep route up the north face of the tower. It is on good rock and follows a line up through the black water streaks.
Pitch 1 - Climb up a groove and then move right towards the black streaks.
Pitch 2 - Traverse right across the black streaks to the top of a small pillar.
Pitch 3 - Climb steep face up to below a roof.
Pitch 4 - Climb up through the roof and continue up a shallow corner.
Pitch 5 - Traverse directly right to a stance on a small ledge.
Pitch 6 - Climb up the groove, then move right under the roof and up to below another roof.
Pitch 7 - Climb around the roof and face climb up and left to the base of a ramp.
Pitch 8 - Climb the ramp, trending up and right to the base of a shallow corner.
Pitch 9 - Climb the shallow corner, then continue up a broken crack.
Pitch 10 - Climb up and right, mostly on face, to the large ledge.
Pitch 11 - Climb easy face to the top of the formation.
Descent - Follow a climbers trail east into the gully leading south between Second Sella Tower and Piz Ciavazes. Follow the gully to the base of the face and Sella Pass.