Via Normale (Northeast Wall)
Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
Routes in Torre Latina
|Via Normale (Northeast Wall) T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|West Chimney T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Type:||Trad, 230 ft, 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||64 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Rodger Raubach on Aug 9, 2013|
DescriptionThis is suitable for a beginner's first climb, and takes little time to complete and descend. The route has several sections of roped scrambling, and follows a crack to the first belay with a slung "hourglass" thread for protection along the way. The second lead is scrambling and very easy 5th class, which ends at another thread for a belay. The final pitch is 5.2-5.3 which is the best one of the climb and involves a bit of stemming in a dihedral.
Two 60 foot rappels are required to descend from the SW edge of the tower. Both are overhanging, free rappels. Two 60 meter ropes would make this a breeze to descend.