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Rechter Riss (Right Crack) 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Dry conditions
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Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on Sep 14, 2014

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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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