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Northwest Ridge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Type: Trad, 1000 ft, 10 pitches
FA: G. Melzi, and G. Zecchini, 1893.
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Shared By: Rodger Raubach on Nov 26, 2011
Admins: Tim Wolfe, Shawn Heath

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Description [Suggest Change]

Begin on an easy ascending traverse from the scree, diagonalling upwards to the left by following a prominent ledge system, and ultimately reaching the NW ridge proper. Follow the narrow ridge towards the summit, reaching another major ledge system. Follow the distinct ridge/arete to a platform below the startling summit block. Move around onto the North face and then upwards through a 40 meter long steep gully to a low point in the summit ridge. Climb over several blocks to the actual summit.

Descend over the south shoulder, down the "Normalweg," UIAA Gr. II-III to the Rosetta Hut. The funicular may be taken back to San Martino di Castrozza.

Location [Suggest Change]

The start of the climb may be reached either from Passo Rolle or San Martino di Castrozza.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Mostly fixed anchors. Bring a light widely spaced rack and runners.

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