Just returned home from the Dolomite Mountains of Northern Italy. It seems like yesterday I dreamed of being able to guide in such a beautiful and historic range. I've led a bunch of trips there now and they all rank super high on my list of enjoyment.
Bill and I have climbed a lot together over the years, and I was psyched to get to show him what are some of my favorite routes anywhere on the planet. Here is our hit list.
Torri di Falzarego
Cinque Torri: Via Miriam on Torre Grande Cima Sud, and Via Olga on Cima Ovest
Tofana di Rozes: Primo Spigolo
Pomgagnon: Punta Fiames - Spigolo Jori
Tofana di Rozes: Pilastro di Ghedina
Sasso di Stria
Crepe du Oucere Basso
|The classic training ground of Cinque Torri, complete with hot tub at the hut.|
|On top of Torre Grande di Falzarego after completing the awesome south arete traverse of both towers. The Lagazuoi is in the background.|
|12 pitches up the Spigolo Jori.|
|Bill grins after cruising the stout UIAA V+ crux on this long classic route.|
|Just another 2000 foot limestone wall. Can't remember the name, looks like a mini Eiger northwall.|
Thanks Bill. See you next year!