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rpc - Jul 16, 2009 6:58 pm - Voted 10/10

another gem!

such fond memories from this route we have! We actually tried like one or two times for this one but the pillar kept being in the thick & threatening clouds...finally we caught a nice clear day. Such a proud looking line. Great TR & awesome photos Michael! Thanks for the note, "You could also climb a white crack/dihedral on the right. Radek and Shirley went that way on their climb last year." :) ....I went to the dihedral as I wasn't sure about pro on the face directly above (chickenshit :)


mvs - Jul 17, 2009 7:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: another gem!

Yeah it's so fun to compare experiences!

Yep, on that face pitch, I think Dan found a tri-cam pocket and another pocket for a Camelot. At the crux move a piton, and I guess that's it. I think it's cool to have climbed that crack though. In 30 years or so when I climb it again I'll go that way :D.


ganesh70 - Jul 17, 2009 3:57 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful climb!

Tofana di Rozes is such an attractive lady...
Just a correction: the correct name of the italian alpinist is "Ghedina".


mvs - Jul 17, 2009 7:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful climb!

Oh man, thanks for the correction, fixed it. It is such a beautiful mountain, huh? So far I've climbed this route, the South Face and the via ferrata Lipella (the one that goes through the tunnels). I know at least three more ways I want to follow...I'll just keep going back :D.


Redwic - Jul 20, 2009 2:57 am - Voted 10/10

Costantini Ghedina!!! Costantini Ghedina!!! Costantini Ghedina!!!

(There... I just said it three times fast...)
Thank you for sharing these photos and report!!!


mvs - Jul 20, 2009 7:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Costantini Ghedina!!! Costantini Ghedina!!! Costantini Ghedina!!!

You are welcome...hey, AWESOME job on Gannett Peak, and great story. I've never been there but that wide open high rockies country seems very inviting.


Charles - Jul 23, 2009 5:49 am - Voted 10/10

Well done you

as always 100% entertainment!
Servus und Respekt!


brenta - Jul 23, 2009 6:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Jealousy, Longing, and Other Mountaineering-Related Feelings

Very enjoyable read. My wife and I also climbed the Comici route on Torre Piccola. I must have done something wrong, though, because it was her first and last roped climb...
The spell checker in my brain, which I cannot turn off, reports the following:
flagrente -> flagrante
Torre Piccolo -> Torre Piccola
Appolonia -> Apollonio
Camelot -> Camalot
and, in case you want the translation of Kleiner Lagazuoi, it's Piccolo Lagazuoi.


mvs - Jul 24, 2009 1:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Jealousy, Longing, and Other Mountaineering-Related Feelings

I have such a hard time with Italian spelling! Thank you Brenta, I will fix it momentarily! Come visit and we'll work on these tormented feelings by climbing something together :D.

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