Many recent snow in the couloir makes the climb very easy.
The step on the north ridge, completely buried by snow, was partially iced.
Descended by the SW ridge and Terminilletto summit.
I posted some pictures of the climb:
At the bottom of the couloir
Near the exit
The north ridge step
Terminilletto north ridge 1
Terminilletto north ridge 2
Panorama from Terminilletto summit
Ascent failed because of the great quantity of deep snow accumulated in the top part of the couloir: we reached the rock where the couloir splits in two, at about 30m from the exit on the N ridge, but the deep snow was unclimbable.
We decided to go down and climb the near north-west couloir.
The snow was firm and icy in the approaching, ever softer and dusty in the couloir as we climb up.
Climbed this very interesting route, after Orsacchiotta Couloir on NE side.
Quite easy condition in the couloir: not so hard snow, excepting for the last part, where there was few iced snow and emerging rocks (pic1 pic2)
Amusing but a little more demanding the climb of the rocky step on the ridge: few iced snow, ice and some spot of verglass on the rocks.
During a wonderful sunny day. Not difficult in good snow condition.