Quarta Torre (Bassa) South Face

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Route Type:
Trad Climbing
Time Required:
Less than two hours
UIAA IV- (YDS 5.5)

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Quarta Torre  (Bassa) South Face
Created On: Jul 23, 2004
Last Edited On: Jun 27, 2014


The classic view
Quarta Torre on right
from inside
Setting from the S

Quarta Torre Bassa is one of the smaller towers in Cinque Torre. This route on its south face is short and pleasant. Nestled between the other towers it is somewhat protected from the wind and facing south it catches whatever sun is available making it a good choice on less than ideal days.  
If one wants to continue to the top of Alta, it is an additional two pitches of the same grade.


Once in the Cinque Torri area, numerous trails lead to the various towers.

Route Description

Torre Bassa, South Face
Climber on Pitch 2
Torre Quarta Bassa
Torre Quarta Bassa Pitch 1

Start below the south face a few meters right of the east face of Alta.

Pitch1: 20m Climb up the wall to a horizontal break. (III+)

Pitch 2: 20m. Climb a crack with good holds (III-) to a stance in the gap between the 2 towers. 

 Pitch 3: 20m. Climb directly R via a short crack to the summit


Fred starting to rappel off...
Fred starting to rappel off...
Party on Torre Quarta Bassa
From the N showing the descent route

Go N down slabs and a little wall for 23m to a peg and rappel 13m to the ground.

Essential Gear

Most protection and belay stances are fixed. 5 quickdraws, a small rack, rappeling gear and 50 m rope is needed.