All Locations > International > Europe > Italy > Dolomites > Odle Group (Geisl… > Piccola Fermeda (Kleine Fermeda)
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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1100 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||J. Santner, 1884.|
|Page Views:||45 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||Rodger Raubach on Sep 25, 2013|
|Admins:||Tim Wolfe, Shawn Heath|
DescriptionThis is a very popular and heavily travelled route, which is a favorite with the local climbing schools as an introduction to longer and Alpine style rock climbs. The route starts towards the left end of the bench and ascends several steps on ledges trending towards the right. A short chimney pitch trends left arriving in a broad gully which is followed upwards until it is possible to climb another face trending towards the obvious ridge on climber's left. Follow the ridge until an overhang bars further progress and a ledge system to the right allows further progress. Climbing to this point never exceeds lower 5th class, and experienced parties will move simultaneously on much of the terrain. A short stem chimney problem constitutes the crux at UIAA Gr. III (5.3), and leads to the ridge again. Follow the ridge to the summit.
To descend, downclimb the route, and a couple rappels are possible from natural anchors and one fixed anchor for a final abseil in a shallow chimney to the starting ledge. Only 2-3 regular leads are needed for the actual ascent. Much of the route is done "on a short rope, moving simultaneously."