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Routes in Torre Grande West Summit
|Fra Fra S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Rosamunda S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Via Olga --Nordwest Verschneidung ( N.W. Dihedral) T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Via delle Guide T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Pietro Dallamano, Renato Ghirardini. July 15, 1930.|
|Page Views:||5,611 total, 55/month|
|Shared By:||Jason Halladay on Jul 29, 2009|
|Admins:||Tim Wolfe, Shawn Heath|
DescriptionThis is the easiest of the multipitch classic routes in the Cinque Torri and is very Hollywood in that hikers and diners at Rif. Scoiattoli have a perfect view of climbers on the route. The climbing is never difficult, the rock is decent and the summit is nice, flat rock summit.
Pitch 1, 30m: Start up easy ground and head slightly right to clip a piton below the roof. Move more to the right of the roof to clip another piton and take the easiest-looking line through the small roof. Continue up and slightly right on easier ground and look for a big ring belay. We didn't find it but I found a nice horizontal crack for medium cams from which to belay.
Pitches 2 and 3, 58m: With a 60m rope these two pitches can be combined easily. Climb up and pretty well right of the small buttress and loose corner system on scrambling ground. The rock you climb on these pitches is solid but small rocks on the ledges should be treaded upon lightly to avoid knocking them down on the hikers below. I felt a bit nerve-wrecked on this pitch as I tried very hard to not knock anything down. The climbing, however, is easy. Clip the occasional piton to a big ring belay on a good ledge. Route-finding isn't very obvious but it's hard to find terrain harder than 5.6 so no worries.
Pitch 4, 20m: A short, easy pitch to the top where you may find a piton or two. Bolts just over the top of the summit serve for a fine belay anchor. The summit is a sloping but smooth rock summit that again offers great views of the surrounding mountains. Be sure to wave for the cameras of the hikers at the Rif. Scoiattoli.