Alvera** V+
250m, 11 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An excellent climb with solid rock and varied climbing. The chimney sections are particularly memorable and not only for their lack of gear! A very worthwhile excursion, with a straightforward descent to end the day with.
Start directly under the main arete just right of a clump of bushes some 30m up the face.
1) IV, 40m. Climb the grassy left-trending crack/ramp on good holds. Continue over a small chossy ledge, then climb onto a grassy ledge, continue direct, don't go too far left, then climb direct towards the bushes above. Belay on a pine tree in the bushes on the left.
2) V, 40m. Climb the slab above heading for a dead tree. Belay just behind and to the left of the dead tree.
3) IV, 40m. Traverse the grassy ledge leftwards to below a short corner topped by an overhang. Climb the wall just right of the chimney traversing right under the roof. Belay just above this on a small ledge with cement ring.
4) IV+ 30m. Climb direct, keeping about 7m from the big yellow wall on the left, on good rock over easy ground, past a cement ring. Then start trending leftwards over black rock to get established in the main corner proper. Cramped climbing on good holds leads to a stance in a niche underneath an overhanging corner.
5) V+, 40m. Leave the belay with an awkward move to get established, then continue up the corner. Where the corner splits into two cracks, the right is the easier of the two (V), the left provides a harder variant (VI-) with excellent climbing. Belay on a cemented ring as you top out of the corner past a tree on a large ledge.
6) III, 40m. Continue up the ledge to take a right-trending ramp, leading into a right-trending shallow chimney to a rocky knob, ignoring the large chimney on the left.
7) IV-, 50m. Climb direct over grey slabs on really good holds. Trend slightly rightwards to reach a good ledge just left of the arete with another cemented ring belay.
8) III+, 50m. Head slightly leftwards over more grey slabs and then to a large ledge with another cemented ring.
9) I, 20m. Traverse left for 15m, past a large chimney on the right, to a cemented ring.
10) V+ 15m. Climb direct then diagonally rightwards over black-streaked rock to reach a niche with a summit book.
11) V+, 10m. From the niche, step left to climb an orange wall with jugs and a layback crimp. Then traverse right passing above the niche to reach a cemented ring.
12) IV, 30m. Climb the loose chimney-gully with an awkward move at three-quarters height to exit onto the grassy top. © ROCKFAX

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Mike Hood - AltLd - 10/Oct/14 with Alex

Alex Munnery - AltLd O/S - Oct/14 with Mike Hood

Absolutely cracking route which we'd failed on a couple of days earlier (too late and too slow). Led p1-4 (1-3 in guide)and the chimney exit pitch which induced much thrutching, swearing and necessitated bag hauling - great fun! Are additional pitches/ belay stations not marked in the Classic Climbs guide. Also traversed left near the top earlier than that guide suggests, from a obvious belay ring. The next pitch was bolted so presumably some sort of alternative finish. 14 pitches in total.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Steven Harris, Pam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13

good route with easy climbing up to mvs then 2 harder cruxes at hvs. fine views and an easy walking approach and descent.
brianrunner - AltLd - 06/Aug/13 with steve wells, martina

All to ourselves. More like 5 hours. Crux for us was penultimate pitch leaving the cave, fatigued. Really enjoyed the climbing. Nice easy descent on mainly well worn paths. Led P2,3,4,5,7,8,9, tried 10 backed off, and 11.
Robin Brooke - Lead - Aug/13 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - AltLd - Aug/13 with Robin Brooke

Luis SD - 2nd - 21/Jul/13

Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Richard Lade

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/12

williamsd79 - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Andy Woolston

centurion05 - AltLd O/S - Aug/12 with dyl

Hailstormed off after 4 pitches, shame as the crux 5th pitch looks fantastic, but we will return.
Elsier - AltLd dnf - 22/Jul/12 with Koon

Hailstorm after 4th pitch and had to ab off along with 9 Italians! Was gutted we couldn't complete the route as I was really enjoying it.
Koon - AltLd dnf - 22/Jul/12 with Elsie stuck in chimney...otherwise great climb
RocKalina - AltLd - Jul/12 with MM

A cracking day out. dropped my belay plate from the top of the second pitch - could have abbed off and re-started but we were already a bit late so pressed on and completed the route with an improvised krab brake, which worked fine. Led the crux corner pitch on one in-situ peg and had some uncertainty about the route of the penultimate pitch to/past the cave - proved to be quite a sting in the tail... with Chris Lyness and Pierce Ferris, who also swung leads.
ripper - AltLd - Jun/12 with Matt Chap

First multipitch in Dolomites. First route with Jack. I lead the two chimney pitches and got slightly stuck in both to Jack's great amusement (filmed). Lovely route and the first step on the road to the ultimate aim... (slightly tricky route finding over easier grade III ground just over half way up)
hlegge - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Jack Hodgson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/11

Followed a line of new bolts to the left of the real start for the first few pitches (6b ish climbing in places). As a result we ended missing the grand diedre pitch which is a shame as it looked good from the bottom. Good route for a short day and great views of the mighty Tofana
whistler - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Dan Simmons

though there was a great chimney
danimal88 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with piotr

Em66 - AltLd - Jun/11 with Mat

Em66 - AltLd - Jun/11 with Mat

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/10

EmileCilliers - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/10

caught out by storm half way.
dominic lee - Lead - 04/Sep/09 with nathan lee

nathanlee - 2nd β - Sep/09

al99 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Al Benson

Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Harry

Easy slabs plus 3 crack/chimney pitches at about VS/HVS
danm - AltLd - 01/Aug/09 with Jim Danson, Bob

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Several parties on route, some waiting. three and a half hours
uphillnow - AltLd - 13/Sep/07 with Maggie Bass

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/02

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hard VI-0 of 7
VI-0 of 7
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V+6 of 7
easy V+1 of 7
hard V0 of 7
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easy V0 of 7
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