Chianti Spire

Chianti Spire

Me making the exposed traverse around the blind corner on the 4th pitch of East Face of Chianti Spire (photo credit Radek) (Aug. 12, 2006).
on Aug 15, 2006 2:43 pm
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 215900


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Dragger - Aug 15, 2006 10:56 pm - Voted 10/10

What a great shot!

Just makes me itch to climb. Thanks for making it so difficult to concentrate on work now!!! ;^)


hkutuk - Aug 16, 2006 8:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a great shot!

Hehehe, sorry about that :)

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Aug 16, 2006 1:09 am - Voted 10/10


Sweet photo!


hkutuk - Aug 16, 2006 8:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Damm!

Before you turn the corner there is a short but barely protected slab move, you would have liked this climb Martin.


Lupino - Aug 28, 2006 9:03 am - Voted 10/10

Curious name

Do you know the origin of the name "Chianti".
Congratulations for the photo.


hkutuk - Aug 28, 2006 3:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Curious name

Thank you. I don't know the origin but it is a kind of vine. This spire is part of a range called Vine Spires, from north to south the spires are named Burgundy, Chianti, Pernod, Chablis etc. each one a different kind of vine.


Lupino - Aug 28, 2006 6:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Curious name

Thank you for the explanation. I know very well Chianti region (and wine) while Vine Spires is completely unknown to me.
Cheers Paolo


Marcsoltan - Sep 3, 2008 1:01 am - Voted 10/10

Chiante Spire

It's a good idea to make sure your belayer carries the camera. I should have learned that a long time ago when I could do stuff like this.
Incredible shot.


Corax - May 18, 2009 10:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Wonderful shot!

That's the kind of photos I really like and this one is excellent!

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