Kessler and I met Eitenne in Canazei and headed for the First Sella Tower. It was a really spectacular climb and the best we ended up doing in the Alps. The weather was beautiful as well.
The last pitch was the hardest and was really polished. I struggled on that one! Kessler found it easier. It was a great climb and the views were great too. The descent wasn't so bad either.
Strangely we saw a giant centipede at the base of the tower. I didn't think they lived up this high.
With Jan. Nice route. Fortunately Jan lead the crux, I struggled a bit when following.
Nice route, polished crux
Dihedral Arrow on the first tower and dihedral Kostner on the second. Beautiful spring day with very few people and lots of snow
Mary and I climbed this route on a questionable weather day when the cumuli were already building at 9AM. Really fun climb, challenging at the crux, and a nice summit. Descent was more involved than I expected, but still quite straightforward.
Trenker (Aug. 23, 2008): Short route but it was drizzling (at first, then it was pouring). Most memorable thing about it was the very polished rock midway up.
Tissi (Jul. 5, 2010): Well mostly...got off route on the final 2 pitches & went left to the ridge route. Did not like the lower 2/3rds -- wide & polished turning what used to be a nice stemming corner (probably) into a polished OW fight (nasty IMHO).
Nice, short route on a windy day...
Nice climbs conveniently close to the road. Did several routes including W-edge (Steger), SE-face (Kostner), S-pillar (Glück), S-face (Trenker-crack)
With Fred. First trip to the Dolomites.
A nice climb, can be combined with 2nd Sellatower.
Bad placements those time, today there are bolts.
We climbed the route together with very much other people (about 7 or 8 parties). We enjoyed it anyway.
Kostner Route with Moni Spicker in 1995
Normal Route with Tanya Spicker in 1997 (as a side trip on our way to the Second Tower)