Avg: 3.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, 1800 ft (545 m), 18 pitches, Grade IV|
|Page Views:||1,428 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Colin Winter on Jul 24, 2012|
|Admins:||Dan Flynn, Mark P.|
The lower section is comprised of moderate slab climbing, and barring any particular impediments can be climbed fairly quickly. The middle, transitioning section has the most difficult pitches (2x 6b+) with technical sequences, and the upper headwall demands some endurance with fairly continuous, steeper terrain... the promise of pizza, beer and gelati helps tap those last reserves.
Probably goes without saying, but you will suffer immensely if you climb this route in typical Ticino summer conditions. Also beware of the potential for traffic jams in the route, and use some combination of early/late starts, avoiding weekends, and avoiding peak climbing season.
Descent is at first by foot - on a well traveled path to the north, roughly following a line of towers with overhead cables - and then with a series of abseils back down to the base area.