250m, 11 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A popular route that weaves its way up the centre of Cima Piccolissima. Originally the rock was quite loose but, thanks to the numerous ascents, this is no longer the case. A technical and delicate climb, ideal for those working up to Comici-Dimai on Cima Grande because the difficulties are much the same, only this route is shorter.
Start 20m up the descent gully, traversing right to reach the base of a polished corner. Access this direct or from the left.
1) V-, 25m. Climb the corner above, trending left past a series of overhangs.
2) V-, 20m. Climb the wall above to enter a steep vertical corner-crack. Follow this for around 12m then move right to a comfortable ledge below the steep pale walls above.
3) VI, 45m. Move further right to climb a yellow ramp. Move right around an overhang and climb a short technical crack. Climb the wall above direct, or step left (easier but possible intermediate belay recommended), to climb a vague corner and a crack.
4) VII-, 30m. Continue to the overhang above, pull through this and continue up an exposed slab. Climb a technical crack to reach the stance by a detached flake.
5) V, 30m. Climb an overhanging corner-crack on excellent holds to reach a horizontal break in the rock. From here, make a 20m traverse left to reach the base of a pillar.
6) V-, 30m. Climb the corner formed by the pillar with some good bridging moves to reach the top of the pillar.
7) V+, 40m. Step down left then climb a crack following the line of the arete, trending right, to reach a small ledge.
8) V+, 30m. Climb direct from the ledge to tackle an overhanging yellow crack. Continue to the right of a flake then move back left to belay on a good ledge.
9) III, 30m. Traverse left easily along the ledge to belay below a prominent chimney. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
An excellent steep route on the sunny south side providing a good alternative to some of the longer north faces.

james1978 28/Sep Lead O/S
with pam
Ed Babs 09/Sep AltLd O/S

Great dawn start and a good route. Plenty of fixed gear. Some loose rock. Lead even pitches, including the loose last two to the summit (VI and V+ as Kohler & Memmel, not Rockfax). After the first abseil from the summit, the next abseil rings are a scramble to a terrace (cairn) almost on the north face at the back of the gully. 5 hours.

Hidden 03/Aug AltLd
Kris 03/Aug AltLd
rlade ??/2015 -
tuukka 29/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Erik
Hidden 29/Sep/14 AltLd
quiffhanger 21/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Fun. Def worth going to the top (last pitches easy). Led P4,6,7,8,10&11.

theotherpetehill 21/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Good route, Ross led the hard pitch. Abseil down the gully was interesting, full of choss and snow, glad no-one was above us!

with Ross McKerchar
bede.west ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S


Hidden 06/Jul/14 AltLd dnf
RonnydeWeerd ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Great Route!!

with Tom ten Voorde
Hidden ?/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
jcw ??/2014 -
greenclimb 15/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Johnny Baker 10/Aug/13 AltLd
with Matt Helliker
Hidden 06/Aug/12 AltLd dnf
nickwhimster 04/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

monty led crux.

monsteratt 04/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Probably the best rock we climbed on all week. Nervous to start and the two hard pitches probably the most 'out there' thing I've lead to date. Marred slightly by loose rock on the descent

with Nick Whimster
Chad123 14/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Great route, steep and sustained for quite a while. Em led the crux in style and I got the loose tricky pitch near the top, but we were glad to go to the top for the views...

with Emily
mgeek ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Stunning situation with easier climbing than first appearances might suggest!

with adam hughes & Jonny Stocking
akhughes ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Good route. Easy climbing for VII-, soft E2. Great position for a small peak

with Mgeek and Jonny Stocking
Kopo ?/Aug/09 -
with Emmi
khawk 22/Jul/09 AltLd
with DT
mirise 15/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Katerina Matyushevskaja
Hidden 10/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
AJM 10/Jul/08 AltLd

Great fun. Descent dangerous as hell though - funnel gully full of loose rock. Pulled on a peg to get over the crux roof - it was hard and I had the rucksack on. The rest all free.

Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
Nicos 03/Oct/07 Lead O/S
laurent 21/Jul/06 AltLd
Pete Graham ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd O/S
chris wyatt ?/Aug/05 -
with cardiff mike
clarky_two ?/Aug/98 -
Hidden 09/Aug/88 AltLd O/S
mark-abz 01/Aug/83 AltLd
with Walter P
Seymore Butt ??/1970 -
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Timothy Miller, Hidden, Hidden, web10steelj, Hidden, Johnny Baker, jonnybull, alexanderjwatts, Lawrie Brand, michael83, Hidden, ab tat, langar27, Hidden, Hidden
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