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Torre Lusy North Face

Torre Lusy North Face

Torre Lusy  North Face

Page Type: Route

Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W

Object Title: Torre Lusy North Face

Route Type: Trad Climbing

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: UIAA IV (YDS 5.6)

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Fred Spicker, Moni

Created/Edited: Jul 23, 2004 / Jul 14, 2009

Object ID: 161632

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This is an excellent moderate route. Quite justifiably one of the most popular routes in the Cinque Torre. It is not unusual to have to stand in line to get started.


Once in the CinqueTorri area, there are trails all over leading to the various towers.

Route Description

Torre Lusy, North Face Route
Line of Route

Start at the center of the north face.

Pitch 1: 30 m. Climb up L to an obvious niche (III). Leave this on the R and go up to the edge (IV) then back R to a belay stance on the R edge.

Pitch 2: 30m Go diagonally R to the other edge and up this few M (III).

Pitch 3: 20m Traverse L onto the east face (III) and then directly back to the ridge (III+).

Pitch 4: 25m: traverse a little R, obliquely right to the NW ridge (III). Climb the ridge for 6m (IV) then back L(III) to a stance on the edge.

Pitch 5: 30m. Climb up the ridge for 3m, then traverse L to a crack (III) which leads to a ledge. Go L on the ledge, then direct to the summit.

Torre Lusy, North Face
Climbing on the Face
Torre Lusy, North Face
Climbing on the Face


Abseil from Torre Lusy
The Rappel

Either descend to the west by a little chimney for a few m to reach a ledge with cemented pegs. From there it is a 40 m rappel to the base. If you only have one 50 m rope, you can also rappel the ascent route, but this is not recommended because of the number of people normally ascending (You would be somewhat unpopular). 4 rappels of 20m, using the fixed pegs.

Essential Gear

Most protection and the belay stances are fixed. 5 quickdraws, a small rack, rappeling gear and a 50 m rope should be adequate for the ascent. However, if planning to do the 40 m rappel you will need to be prepared....


Abseil from Torre Lusy40 m rappel from Torre LusyTorre Lusy, North Face RouteTorre Lusy, North FaceTorre Lusy, North FaceSummit view from Torre LucySnow at the start of the climb
Torre Quarta Bassa and Torre Quarta AltaOld giant rappel set upPitch 3Climbers on Torre LusySnow at the start of the climbDespite the less than favorable skies, climbers are still heading up Torre LusyPitch 4
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