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Hard ice in the rock WI4
Lillaz WI3+
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Pattinaggio Artistico WI3+
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Type: Ice, 600 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: G.C. Grassi, N. Margaria (06.01.1986)
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Shared By: Aaron Liebling on Feb 20, 2018
Admins: Tim Wolfe, Shawn Heath

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P1. 60°-70° ice leads to a fixed belay to the right of P2.

P2. The crux of the route: a short vertical wall, and of a following easier 65° section. Belay to the left on rock or link with P3.

P3. Easy transfer ramp to the right. Belay to the left on rock or on screws at the base of P4.

P4. A steady 60°-70° wall. Belay on screws.

P5. Ice steps through bushes and rock. Final belay off of a tree.



Head on the trail to Valeille and turn left to cross the cross-country skiing track. Follow pathes up and left until you see the dual icefalls of Pattinaggio Artistico and Hard Rock In The Ice on your left. Below or just past them you should find a clear climbers trail leading up towards them. Follow this path as it crossed back left of the falls and ascends a steep section around the corner from Pattinaggio Artistico Direct. This will end in a bolted anchor with a knotted ropehanging from it. Rope up here then descend a short rocky section and traverse right to bolted anchors at the base of the first pitch.

If you are leaving anything (backpacks, poles, etc...) behind, it is recommended to do so at the base of Pattinaggio Artistico Direct (before heading up the steep section to the start of Pattinaggio Artistico).


From the top, follow a steep trail down and skiers right through the trees. It will eventually lead to the snow gully next to Pattinaggio Artistico.


most anchors fixed, after the first pitch they may not be obvious (depending on amount of snow)



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