I thought this was going to be in Oregon however it's but 50 miles from the Julian Alps. Lots of good route info here. Some of the climbs appear to be fairly recent.
Thanks Mark. The name has fooled more than one American! I agree about the climbing dates - I suppose however that there are even newer routes. I actually found one as I was writing this answer ;-)
Nice again Gangolf like always! Is this your last one from Carnic Alps?
Oh today I was in mountains (Julian Alps) and had a beautiful weather! I can say that the condtitions are here in Slovenia really wintry.
I have posted some photos already! :-)
Thanks Bor, I think there will be three or four mor pages - plus the three group pages for the southern Carnic Alps. I have finished the southernmost one but still need to draw the maps :-(
Oregonians would be proud of this peak. Your doctor wouldn't.
Thanks Paul! Don't remind me of my doctor! Had an encounter last week and I can't say I really trust him...
Anything with "Oregon" in it gets 4 stars from me. The fact that this is like an 11-star page is beside the point. :- )
11 stars? Star inflation? The name has fooled others too. Now I'll (again) ask the Italians what Oregone means. Let's hope that they come up with something. It seems that during facism many of the mountain names were translated into Italian but some just received names which sounded similar. Not the case here though, so there is hope for a translation.
Its always good not to overlook the little guys for the bigger mountains, for, as you clearly state in your page, they can harbor some beautiful features. Nice Page.
Thanks a lot! Standing on the highest mountain of an area has one serious drawback - you can't see the highest mountain ;-)
Nice page Gangolf! Great photos!
Thanks Britt, glad you liked it!
another valuable addition to your long list of mountain pages.
Impressive as always!
Thanks Jennifer, glad you liked it :-)
The usual high quality we've come to expect from you. Thanks for posting. Regarding the origin of the name "Oregone" (in the local Comelian dialect it's in fact "Oregon," with the stress on the last syllable), I could only find a conjecture that the name means something like "high border." The peak apparently took its name from the nearby pass.
I don't understand what you say about the inability to retreat past the 4th pitch on the NE face. I've always thought that the main reason why one cannot retreat is because of overhangs or other technical difficulties. Then again, I'm far from being an authority on the subject.
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Thanks Fabio! I'm amazed that there was only one error, I forgot to run everything through the MS-Word spell-checker. As to the retreat from pitch 4+ - they say that you need really long ropes anyway and that 50m ropes won't be enough once you're high enough. And yes, it's the overhangs...
I finally got it. (No, I haven't been thinking about it since Sunday, but I still feel pretty dumb.) It's just that while your ropes are long enough,you can rappel down to the base of the climb no matter how overhanging the wall is.