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[Sass di Stria, 2 kb]150m, 6 pitches. UIAA grade IV+. A very popular and fun introduction to the Dolomites, but not quite as good as it looks. Anything from 3 to 7 pitches, with numerous cemented belay places. The crux is the final pitch, but it is avoidable
Cobertaldo/Pezzotti 01/Aug/1939

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This climb is in 143 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Alex Eperon - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/13

Led pitches 5 and 6. The latter was incredibly polished which was joyous in the cold (climbed in cag and wooly hat).
niallk - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/13 with Steven Harris, Pam

giles eperon - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/13 with jena meinecke

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

Good half day out. Good belays, lots of variety, take a rack of nuts and cams. (go left on pitch 3 at the corner crack with jammed cam for an easier ascent). On the final pitch do the crack rather than the ramp as it makes the route far more fulfilling, if you're bold move out to the left about 3/5 of the way up the crack then straight up the face as my partner Ben did. Very interesting descent through WW1 tunnels and trenches.
Ian_Whitfield - AltLd - 13/Sep/13 with Ben Scholes

ANC - AltLd - 07/Sep/13 with Louise Humphreys

louise123 - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/13 with Angus Clark

Climbed with my 11 year old son who was blown away by its awesomeness (but then it was his first route in the Dolomites).
wastedyouth - 30/Aug/13

Good varied route; interesting the whole way up. The views are amazing. Worth taking a rack, despite the guide book saying there are enough pegs to protect it (there aren't). 3 hours, road to road.
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/13 with mike kann

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Kris

adamlevs - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/13 with Clare Howes

Tarquin - 08/Aug/13 with Louise

Louvet - 08/Aug/13 with Tarquin

ClareHowes90 - 2nd - Aug/13

Lead pitches 2,4,6. Last pitch semi bolted and felt less than HS
henry.jeffreys - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/13 with Sam Hockley

Led pitches 1, 3, 5. Felt easy for HS, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Sam Hockley - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/13 with Henry Jeffreys

Polished! Led crux final pitch.
bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Simen

Lead 1, 3 & 4 this time. No stitches needed this time!
Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/13 with Mike

No pulling off holds this time!
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd rpt - 16/Jul/13 with Fiona

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

ClimberJimmyB - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Dan Matthewman

kateberry118 - AltLd - Jul/13 with Zoe Cockburn, Caroline Bowie

victorhearnyeates - Lead - Jul/13

Zoe Cockburn - AltLd - Jul/13

did it in 7 pitches. Steve led pitch 1 and what would be pitch 4 but was pitch 5 for us.i led the rest.nice route but big run outs, normal for dollies i guess!
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/13 with steve moore

I lead 1st & 4th Pitch, J Gill Lead 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 6th pitches.
mky77 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/13

Did in 7 pitches. Lead 1,3,5,7
MarkCunnington - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Nicholas Lokuciewski, Anna Morris

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/13

Anna Morris - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Mark Cunnington

tim exley - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with alice

abbed back down route due too abundance of snow of normal decent
kingjam - Lead - Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/13

Lead all but 2nd pitch
marsden.d.paul - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/12

adamlevs - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Jordan Shapland

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/12

George.nunn1993 - Lead - Aug/12

Big queues but still a good route.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Huw Goodall

Good. Descent through the WWI trenches/tunnels/lookout posts adds to the day out.
johnpuddephatt - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Rosie Cole

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/12

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/12 with Elizabeth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/11

crowded
stevorobs3 - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/11 with David Brock

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11

Harri777 - AltLd - Aug/11 with Naomi

NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Harri!

roberts1234567890 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Ian Thyer

Julli - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Arri Leino

2 hrs
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Alys

Airtime on pitch 5 after a hold broke off. Finished of the route and horrified onlookers on the summit whilst attending to various injuries. 7 stitches and a new helmet needed!
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd - 08/Jul/11 with Fiona

Nearly end of holiday when Mike decided to remodel the climb on pitch 5 and went flying. Climbing tape used to stick him back together and I finished the remaining pitches. Nice climb, busy busy though. Led pitches 2,4,5,6
Fiona Reid - AltLd - 08/Jul/11 with Mike

Worth doing just for the tunnel systems on top!
whistler - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/11 with Dan Simmons

love the polish. ascend the cross for a true summit tick
danimal88 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/11 with piotr

roberts1234567890 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/11 with Martin Hill

IanMcC - AltLd - 01/Jul/11 with Scott Bamford

Ric King and Gryff
rch3l - 2nd - Jul/11

well nice climb learning rope techniques with twins and double belays, crux final pitch, commit to get yourself into the crack.
ricking777 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Rachel Roberts, Howyle Griffith

Peter Holder - Solo O/S - 30/May/11

roberts1234567890 - 2nd - 29/May/11

Hidden - Solo - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Excellent route goes up a very steep arete for the first few pitches. The last pitch is a polished crack which is VS 4c. It can be avoided by a loose looking gulley to the right but the crack is very worthwhile. The WWI relics on the decent are the best in the area IMHO and this mountain had the some of the most intense fighting in WWI. Probably best done midweek as it can get busy!
brianrunner - AltLd - 20/Sep/10 with martina

Lovely climb, lovely weather and we had no-one behind us and only a couple of other english climbers ahead of us on a Sunday afternoon!
3kidsandanorton - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Kay

Lead all pitches. Belayed after the squeeze over the big block to prevent epic rope drag failure and lead from there all the way to the summit using the choss-filled chimney. Didn't even see the harder finishing pitch!
Mr. K - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/10 with James Oswald, Adam Radcliff, Chris Mullaney

think u'd need some big ropes to do this in 3 pitches! first dolomites experience
adam06 - AltLd - 23/Aug/10 with Chris Mullaney, kyle wood, james oswald

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10

akhutton88 - 07/Aug/10

dickie01 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10 with Julian King

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/10

tallthinmonkey - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/10 with Rob Leuhman, Josh Plant

Didn't initially spot where to go subterrainian
JLS - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/10 with Jacqui

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/10

busy but fun, complete with comedic summit book entry
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with tom jenkins, emily roo

Did not finish student ill (throwing up) rapped back after 2nd pitch.
John HW - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/10 with 1 x Student

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Hannah Hunt

Hanski - 2nd - 23/Jun/10 with Simon Kimber

Tarquin - Lead - 23/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/10

SianR - AltLd - Jun/10 with Laura & Hannah

Hidden - 2010

mick grim - 2010

mick grim - AltLd O/S - 2010

Was belayed by Kyle up the pitch with the step across the gap. scary but safe in retrospect. Belayed from here. Then belayed Kyle and then seconded up the steep,easy very very chossy chimney. Awesome. First route in the Dolomites. Took way way too long!
James Oswald - 2010

timofy - AltLd - 28/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/09

Lev - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Emma Ross

Fast ascent (2hrs) before flight home in afternoon. Lovely straightforward route.
Siderunner - AltLd β - 13/Aug/09 with Kirsten

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/09

Climbed in tandem with Julian & Jo
Barry D - AltLd - 29/Jul/09 with Dan S

Dunx - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Becky

p.j.deacon - AltLd O/S - Jul/09

andyebbens - AltLd - 30/Jun/09 with Steve E

Sankey - AltLd - 30/Jun/09 with Andy E

Climbed on a sunny saturday, along with most of the population of italy...
TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Tom

tbs105 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Tiff

Hidden - Solo β - 12/Jun/09

South East Arete in the AC guidebook? UIAA IV+ and 210m AMAMAM
Marq - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Andrew Funnell

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08

Led pitches 3-6. Very good route and fun descent through WWI tunnels.
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Oliver Mentz and Ellen Taylor

v popular with guides! Fun descent through ww1 tunnels
ellentaylor - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Ollie & Adam

31770 - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Ellen Taylor, adamscottthomas

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08

cat22 - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Mike

Em66 - 2nd - 20/Jun/08 with Mat

Lead all pitches, quite a snowy descent so early in the year
jl - Lead O/S - 27/May/08 with Penny

pennyb - 2nd O/S - 27/May/08 with Jon

Hidden - 2008

Tarquin - Lead - 2008

jcj - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/07

Cold, light snow falling on early pitches
David Smith - AltLd - 03/Sep/07 with Maggie Bass

drop dead fred... - Lead O/S - Sep/07

Protheroe - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/07 with Dave Radley And Dave Underhill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/07

Instructing on Vajolet Tiger
John HW - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07 with Russ

Climbed in heavy rain: escaped up the gully on the final pitch. Led Ps 2,4,6.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/06 with James

Anna Horrox - 2nd - Aug/06 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Anna

Hidden - Lead - Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/06

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 18/Jul/06 with Anne-Marie

FrankW - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/06 with Joe

Decent route. The crux is the last pitch which is probably VS 4c on a polished wall to the right of an easy gully so is aviodable.The rest of the route is a good bit easier.There is very little insitu gear. An Italian couple were climbing behind us with only extenders (they were carrying no pro at all) and they were stressed. Very interesting WW1 archeology on top.
AndyP - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Jamie

good route. Polished, especially the avoidable last pitch. My italian sucks. Couldnīt understand what these Italian couple were after. They just kept starring at our climbing gear and gibbering. Eventually I leant them an extra set of nuts and then suddenly it became apparent. They had none thinking it was sport route! How slow can I be!
Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Andy porter

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

rob stokes - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with rebecca

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

Elsier - 2nd - Jul/06 with Stuart

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/05

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/05

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/03 with Tony Buj

Chris the Tall - AltLd - Sep/02 with Paul

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/02

Hidden - 23/Jul/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/02

tjekel - 2002

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hard VS0 of 21
VS0 of 21
easy VS1 of 21
hard HS0 of 21
HS12 of 21
easy HS7 of 21
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S0 of 21
easy S0 of 21
hard 4c0 of 19
4c0 of 19
easy 4c1 of 19
hard 4b0 of 19
4b15 of 19
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 143 (2.1%)
Lead31 of 143 (21.7%)
Followed12 of 143 (8.4%)
Alt Leads85 of 143 (59.4%)
Unknown12 of 143 (8.4%)

'Climbed'56 of 143 (39.2%)
clean O/S82 of 143 (57.3%)
clean β2 of 143 (1.4%)
clean rpt2 of 143 (1.4%)
dnf1 of 143 (0.7%)