Gate Tower of Retezat
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Turnu Porţii (Gate Tower), a matterhorn of the Retezat, makes for a fine climb. One summer, I was talked into it by a stranger from Germany, who must have tried similar things before (I did a climbing course ten years afterwards) but needed company and a helping hand, or rather shoulders, at some point. He led and I followed, we made it somehow – if my old (Warning: T'was 30 years ago!) memory serves me well, it should have been up to US grade 5.4 at the trickiest points. To the right of Turnu Porţii is Judele Peak (2,398m).