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Via Los Angeles 84

Page Type: Route

Location: Italy, Europe

Object Title: Via Los Angeles 84

Route Type: Sport Climbing

Season: Summer

Time Required: Most of a day

Rock Difficulty: 5.10d (YDS)

Number of Pitches: 8

Grade: II

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Page By: Marci

Created/Edited: Mar 18, 2006 / Jun 26, 2006

Object ID: 181776

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Overview

This route, first climbed in 1984 by Paul Bellodis and Mario Dibona, is one of the finest in its difficulty (mostly 6 to 6+). Thanks to a long approach, few climbers err their way in this area and subsequently the rock is in great shape.

Getting There

 
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From the parking place in Val Fanes hike up the old road up the valley (about 1.45 hours, until one sees the wall on the right. Cross the creek on a fairly new bridge and then hike up one of the many steep trals through forest and talus slopes, finally crossing a steep grass slope to the foot of the wall. One cannot miss the beginning of the route: the marked dihedral and imposing roof springs immediately to the eye.

Route Description

 
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In 8 rope lengths the 300 meter high wall is climbed and the climber will be more than rewarded for his/her efforts. The first 4 rope lengths are pleasure climbing at its finest and the following rope lengths are also very fine. The first crux occurs on the second pitch, where one has to avoid a series of small overhangs to the right into the vertical wall. The second crux is at the beginning of the final pitch. Out of a a small niche an overhang has to be overcome.

For the descent one follows a grassy band to the left until one reaches a pine tree from where one rappels 3 times back to the foot of the wall.

Essential Gear

For Dolomite conditions, this route is well protected. A few Friends, nuts and 8 to 10 quickdraws not only improve the safety but also the climbing pleasure. With 2 60 meter ropes, the rappels will pose no problems.

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