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Mazzorana Verschneidung (Mazzorana Dihedral). T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 4 pitches
FA: P. Mazzorana. 1931
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Shared By: Rodger Raubach on Feb 15, 2017
Admins: Tim Wolfe, Shawn Heath

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Description

The route starts off at ~ 5.5 and is of fairly uniform difficulty. The first pitch has several pitons for protection, ending at a slung "Sanduhr" (hourglass). Second pitch says in the dihedral, and ends on a fairly wide ledge running across the face. Mostly 5.3-5.4. Third pitch follows a 5.5 chimney, and ends at a piton protected belay stance. The final pitch leaves the dihedral and follows a flake system out on the face to the L.

Location

The route starts at the base of the large, Left facing dihedral on the left half of the wide cliff bands.

Protection

Mostly fixed protection, a combination of pitons and Sanduhr flakes for threads. A few knobs that can be slung, as well. Take slings, QDs and a handful of nuts.

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This route is described in several of the available guidebooks, and in English version of Anette Koehloer and Norbet Memmel's Classic Dolomite Climbs. Feb 16, 2017