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Il Ruggito del Coniglio (The Roar of the Rabbit)

Page Type: Route

Location: Belluno, Italy, Europe

Object Title: Il Ruggito del Coniglio (The Roar of the Rabbit)

Route Type: Sport Climbing

Season: Summer

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: TD, UIAA VI-

Number of Pitches: 8

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Page By: Silvia Mazzani

Created/Edited: Dec 5, 2013 / Aug 21, 2014

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Il Ruggito del Coniglio topo
Il Ruggito del Coniglio (The Roar of the Rabbit)



Il Ruggito del Coniglio (The Roar of the Rabbit) - Campanile Federa


Il Ruggito del Coniglio runs in the left hand of the peculiar pyramidal West face of Campanile Federa, overlooking the wild and lonely upper Val Formin. A direct line on excellent grey and carved “dolomia”, a steep climb on a compact wall located inside an astonishing environment, a fine summit with wide amazing views all over the Cortina Dolomites. All these distinctive features make this route an experience which can’t be missed.

Getting There

 
The wonderful Val Formin
 


Road access

The starting point is Ponte di Ro Curto m. 1695, along the road running from Pocol, near Cortina d’Ampezzo, to Passo Giau.

- From Belluno: follow the road SS 51 towards North, pass Longarone and reach Pieve di Cadore; from Pieve the SS51 turns to left, getting San Vito di Cadore and Cortina d’Ampezzo. From Cortina follow the road SS48 to Passo Falzarego. After 3 km., in Pocol leave the main SS48 and turn to left (signpost Passo Giau) following the road to Passo Giau.

- From Trento and Verona: take the Brennero Motorway towards North, exit Ora-Egna, then follow the road to Val di Fiemme and Val di Fassa, pass Cavalese and Predazzo; in Moena leave the main road and turn to right, following the Val di S. Pellegrino road to Falcade and Cencenighe Agordino. Here turn to left following the road to Alleghe, Caprile, Selva di Cadore, Passo Giau. From the pass descend along the other side, getting Ponte di Ru Curto.

- From Bolzano: take the Brennero Motorway towards North, exit Ponte Gardena and then follow the Val Gardena road to Selva di Val Gardena and Passo Gardena, reaching Corvara and La Villa. Turn to right towards Passo Falzarego, get the pass and here descent towards left along the road SS48 towards Cortina d’Ampezzo as far as Pocol. In Pocol turn to right and follow the road to Passo Giau (signpost) as far as Ponte di Ro Curto m. 1750.

Walking access

From Ponte di Ro Curto m. 1695 – parking area - follow the path n. 437 to Rifugio Palmieri, getting to the alpine hut of Cason di Formin (about 45 minutes from Ponte di Ro Curto). Here leave on the left the path to Rifugio Palmieri and follow on the right the path n. 435 to Forcella Formin and Forcella Ambrizzola (signpost). By a beautiful walking on this well marked path entering the amazing Val Formin, you’re reaching the upper tableland, just below the unmistakable pyramidal West face of Campanile di Federa. Here leave the main path getting the Forcella dei Lastoni and climb up the steep scree, getting the bottom of the wall. A little cairn with a sling marks the starting point (2 hours from Ponte di Ru Curto).

Route Description

 
Ending the traverse on The Roar of the Rabbit
Ending the traverse
 
Il Ruggito del Coniglio (The Roar of the Rabbit) upper wall
Upper wall




Il Ruggito del Coniglio (The Roar of the Rabbit)

Summit altitude: m. 2680
Difficulty: TD, UIAA VI-
Equipment: distanced fix, equipped belays
Climbing length: 310 mt.
Exposure: W
First ascent: S. Cannarella – G. Rosada – Margherita Sterni – Laura Albertacci summer 2002
Starting point: Ponte di Ro Curto m. 2100

Il Ruggito del Coniglio report - UIAA scale

The Roar of the Rabbit: sometimes the fixed protections – especially if distanced - don’t turn a rabbit into a lion. A provocative name for a route which remains demanding in spite of a handful of fix. A wonderful climbing on excellent steep “dolomia. The environment is alpine and secluded. The route starting point is situated in the left of West face, about 20 meters right to the edge. Little cairn.

P1 – Climb a vertical black wall, then slanting left reach a belay. V+, 25 m.
P2 – Up directly over the belay, then a few moves towards left, and finally traverse right on a narrow ledge. V+, 25 m.
P3 – Move slants to right, then climb directly. V, 25 m.
P4 – Climb a wall, then a crack. IV, 40 m.
P5 – Up on another steep wall, then a fine dihedral to a belay on a ledge. V, 45 m.
P6 – Climb a compact slab, slants to right, then slants to left, then traverse left on flakes to a crack. Climb it and traverse left to the belay. V, 35 m.
P7 – Climb directly a steep slab, then enter and climb a long yellow-grey dihedral. IV+, 50 m.
P8The crux pitch. Traverse left to catch a crack, becoming a chimney. Climb it, then a hard overhang on the right of the chimney. An easier chimney to the tiny summit. VI-, 35 m.
Descent: rapping on the same line (seven abseils, the starting two pitch of the route can be joined in a one abseil)

Essential Gear

Rope 2x55 m, helmet, some excentrics and friends are useful to integrate the fixed protections, 10 quickdraws.

Red Tape

 
Relaxing alpine flora on the return way
 


No particulary restrictions in climbing and hiking.

When to climb

Best season goes from the end of June to the end of September

Meteo

ARPAV DOLOMITI METEO

DOLOMITI METEO - VENETO

ARPAV DOLOMITI METEO Phone +390436780007 fax +390436780008
CENTRO VALANGHE DI ARABBA Phone +390436755711 fax 043679319 e-mail cva@arpa.veneto.it

Where to stay

- Rifugio Palmieri

- Rifugio Passo Giau m. 2236 just on the col

Rifugio Passo Giau

- Col Gallina Hut on the SS48 between Passo Falzarego and Pocol

- Several possibilities in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Guidebooks and maps

 
Campanile Federa map
 
“Arrampicare a Cortina d’Ampezzo e dintorni – Le vie più belle nelle Dolomiti” by Mauro Bernardi, Ed. Athesia

“Dolomiti Orientali Vol. I – Parte I” by Antonio Berti - Collana Guide dei Monti d’Italia, CAI TCI

Maps:

Tabacco sheet 03 – Cortina e Dolomiti Ampezzane 1:25.000

Kompass 1:50.000 - sheet 55 - Cortina d'Ampezzo

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