Type: Trad, 1350 ft, 15 pitches, Grade III
FA: F. Jori and Kaethe Broske, 19 August 1909.
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Shared By: Rodger Raubach on Nov 25, 2011
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The route follows several easy pitches of the Via Commune , until the ledge system for a rising traverse across the face to the base of the Arete becomes obvious. The angle steepens and climbing becomes somewhat more challenging, but never extreme. The "crux" involves a series of moves around a corner onto the East face where a wide crack is surmounted back onto the arete proper. This is a leaning offwidth that is liberally supplied with pitons, and may approach 5.8 in difficulty. The options become more and more limited as the arete narrows; stay on the crest for the most part, with occasional excursions to the right (East).

This route is characteized by excellent rock and great protection.

Descend by means of a path to the North leading to a scree gully; the gully ends at a marked path.


The route begins at the SE base of the formation and follows the "Via Commune" for several pitches


Mostly fixed protection; bring a light rack with a few larger camming devices (#3 Camalot). Bring plenty of slings.