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Routes in Second Sella Tower

Fata Morgana T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Glueck Dihedral T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kostner T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Messner T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
North West Arete - Kasnapoff T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rechter Riss (Right Crack) T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Second Sella Tower – North West Ridge T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Type: Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 4 pitches
FA: unknown
Page Views: 122 total, 3/month
Shared By: Rodger Raubach on Sep 14, 2014
Admins: Tim Wolfe

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Description

The route begins at the same point as both Kostner and Glueck routes, but heads up and right to a traverse ledge protected by a cemented piton. Another piton is encountered for protection about halfway across the ledge, and a few moves up in a short shallow "chimney" lead to another cemented belay anchor. The second pitch gives the route it's name, following a steep ramp and crack, passing another "sanduhr" to a belay atop a shoulder. Pitch 3 addresses a steep but relatively easy arête which is protected by another natural tie-off "sanduhr" on the way to a cemented piton belay anchor. The final pitch stays on the corner for some 5.3/5.4 climbing directly to the summit.

Location

This is the right-most of the 3 obvious lines on the Southwest face of the Second Sella Tower, finishing directly on the arête.

Protection

"Sanduhrs" and a few fixed pitons. Bring a rack and runners.

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