Cima Grande ordinary route: never more on sunday!

Cima Grande ordinary route: never more on sunday!

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Location Lat/Lon: 46.62460°N / 12.30330°E
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Sep 18, 2004
Activities Activities: Trad Climbing
Seasons Season: Summer

Never more on sunday!

The ordinary route from south to the Cima Grande di Lavaredo is really not difficult.
There is only a step of 3° degree of the traditonial scale of Welzenbach.
But in the summertime there is a problem, and it's name is "probable crowding".
Books generally don't speak about this, but everyone wont to climb this way during summertime must know it.
Expecially by saturdays and sundays you must attend more or less long rows to the points of pause and in the vicinities of the passages key.
So, be patient!
If you will not be patient, you will have to become nervous like I describe in this story by images!

An history by images

Approachingthe approaching
Our targetour target
A coffee in the morninga coffee in the morning
By car till Rifugio Auronzoby car till Rifugio Auronzo
Searching the start pointsearching the start point
At the starting pointat the starting point
The first metersthe first meters
Climbing to the  forcelletta climbing to the "forcelletta"
Near the  forcelletta  bisnear the "forcelletta"
Near the  forcelletta near the "forcelletta" bis
Lo spazio è pocomany space into "forcelletta"!
A step of III° degreegoing out from the "forcelletta"
The central part of the routeand now the central part of the route
We are not alonewe are not alone
The parkings seen from abovethe parking areas near Rifugio Auronzo
A short panoramic pausea short panoramic pause
Here is the  fireplace here is the "fireplace"
the balcony in top to the fireplacethe balcony where the "fireplace" finish
Oh my God!oh, my God!
Stopbetter is go back
Doubles ropeslaunching the double rope
Still well...double rope, double rope...
The silence of the wallthe wall
Playing in wall...playing on the wall
The  forcelletta  again!at the "forcelletta" again
The rain is coming...rain is coming...
And old Gigi is waiting...old Gigi is waiting...
Let s go!let's go
See you again!see you again!


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Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jul 1, 2006 1:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Very nice

Very nice "picture story" with great photos - just a shame you didn't get to the summit!

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