6 Pitch trad route - 5,4,2,4+,5,4
Leads to the south summit of Torre Grande
Classic trad route of the towers, with the polish to prove it. Only bolt is found on the very last pitch, so more like VS 5a than F5.

Angelo and Guiseppe Dimai 29/Jun/1927

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
masa-alpin 06/Sep AltLd dnf

I lead P1, Patrick did P2, but then got stuck behind a very slow party. In the end he climbed back down the entire pitch, and we abseiled off to the ground.

cmars89 22/Aug Lead O/S
sam duckworth 22/Aug AltLd
DubyaJamesDubya 21/Aug Lead O/S

Pitches 1 and 3 are great. Quite a lot of broken rock on pitch 2 and the pitch to the summit had a lot of loose rock, also lacking hangers on 2 of the three bolts mentioned. Probably a two and a half star route.

Ian Smith
Steve Perry 18/Aug AltLd O/S

What an amazing climb! I led P1,3,5. P1 was nowhere near as bad with the polish as I thought (try Tigers don't Cry at Shorn Cliff if you wanna see real polish) and was as people say around VS 5a, the crux is the first bulge. P2 was nothing special, P3 is easy and amazing with jugs galore and loads of bolts/gear. P4 is a lot of climbing with one hard move just over mid way but very good. P5 is a doddle. The abseil is great fun.

Hidden 18/Aug AltLd
cayteye 16/Jul AltLd O/S

I led the first hardest pitch V+

Hidden 10/Jul Lead O/S
Kevster 04/Jul Lead O/S

Not that much polish considering.

P Ecton
bobpilgrem 26/Jun Lead O/S

Lead first 4 pitches, Jon led final pitch to top out. Polish doesn't really detract from quality as holds are all positive.Pitches all interesting with obvious bolted belays. VS 4c/5 a ? Abseil descent long and tricky-5 abseils in total, the gully between towers very loose.

Hidden 26/Jun 2nd O/S
FlavioL1989 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

p1 M, p2 R, p3 F, p4 M, p5 F

Mike Gallimore, Rob Edwards
MichaelGallimore 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 and the big groove pitch (amazing!) Flavio led the traverse, rob led the sketchy loose bit. Topped out in hail to a frozen flavio. Best abseil descent I've ever done. Through the middle of the towers.

Hidden 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Marti999 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
james1978 ?/Sep/14 AltLd
hazeysunshine 18/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
cameron_hall 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1, 3, 5. Steep and tricky on P1 - definitely woke me up!

Hidden 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
daveclarke5 ?/Aug/14 AltLd
ElStevo13 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Robin Brooke ?/Jul/14 Lead

Led all pitches, tempted to return for variation Diretti Dimai

Pryan ?/Jul/14 AltLd
Robin Brooke
Hidden ?/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
p.j.deacon 04/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Great mountain day, first pitch is super polished, but the other pitches are fine. Awesome abseil between the towers on the way down.

James Rushford
Fran Sgr 03/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Jay C 03/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
BigTone 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Lead it all. P1 is the hard bit. P3 up the flake and the traverse is awesome. One hard move on P4. Didn't place a single nut and only used 2 cams. Felt like VS.

Gramps24 05/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Led last Pitch

Robin Brooke ?/Aug/13 Lead

Loved this, great fun P1, although polished there are other foot placement options, enjoyed the traverse under the roof. Dropped one shoe at belay under P4 waving away what i thought was a large bee but was actually a butterfly �� borrowed partners shoe to finish. Couple with unusual descent through tunnel. Led 1,3,4,5,6

Mike-W-99 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Led even pitches as per Kohler guide (V,IV,V,V,III). Good route that puts you in some interesting positions, felt about vs5a. Only P1 has any significant polish. Made up our own abseil descent which was somewhat exciting.

Fiona Reid 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Done in 5 pitches, led 1, 3 and 5. Pitch 1 is nowhere near as polished as I'd expected. Pitch 3 is simply stunning (so so glad I'd taken cams!!), with a totally out there traverse along the flake crack. Pitch 4 is pretty damn good too. A really nice climb.

Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
ClimberJimmyB 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Pryan ?/Jul/13 2nd
Robin Brooke
Zoe Cockburn ?/Jul/13 AltLd
kingjam ?/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/12 -
Hidden 05/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
centurion05 ?/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
williamsd79 30/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
centurion05 30/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
jshields 09/Jul/12 AltLd
Sankey 09/Jul/12 AltLd
tomhull 06/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

tried this the day before but retreated before the weather hit so determined this time. got soaked to the skin and the abbed the line from the top.

matt harris
Hidden 06/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
guy757 20/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/12 AltLd
Suzana 15/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Lucy Greenhill
stevorobs3 07/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

difficult to work out the decent in the dark! look for a tunnel on the west face to enter the west side of the gully between the west and north towers.

Giovanni Milandri
Jamie Degel ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Norbert Ramm (DAV Hamburg)
Little AndyH 07/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Camilla West
Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd
roberts1234567890 11/May/11 AltLd O/S
Rebecca Murray
Hidden 15/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/10 2nd β
uphillnow ?/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 14/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
selbs83 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
seeroo 22/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Descent not as nice as the guidebook makes out

Elsier 21/Jul/10 AltLd

Second pitch only, was planning to lead the last, but thunderstorm was approaching so decided it would be quicker if Stuart lead. Very polished first pitch, was tricky.

TonyB 17/Jul/10 AltLd
jimmyrua 01/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Tom J, Emily Ward
Hidden 01/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/10 2nd
mick grim ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
markfairbank 30/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

VS 5a more appropriate? Certainly not a fully bolted trad route. Decent warm-up for us, not too polished.

SteveMyatt 29/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Mark Fairbank
jonnie3430 21/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Graham, Hannah
Ginger McGrath ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
hannah gibbs, jonnie williams
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
nathanlee ?/Sep/09 2nd β


rdi1v07 28/Aug/09 Lead

7 pitches

Luis SD 22/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
danm 30/Jul/09 AltLd

Trad route, UIAA 5+

Jim Danson, Bob
Barry D 22/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Sankey 02/Jul/09 Lead

P1 only, polished - VS-HVS

Andy E
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd
Marq 13/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Returned for another go, AMAMM raind from 2nd pitch on!

Marq 12/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Backed off after first pitch due to rain

French Erick 22/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

brassic, snow flurries... protected under the overhang though!

decs 19/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Sam and Katie
Brian Rodgers ??/2008 AltLd O/S
Trevor Box
John HW 13/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

A great climb - 1st pitch polished finshed route in a mixture of rain and hailstones which made the last pitch challenging

donkster 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
DavidR 13/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Andy Clarke 02/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Led Ps 1,3,5.

Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
andyinglis ?/Jun/04 AltLd
rlrs ?/Jun/04 AltLd
crossdressingrodney 19/Jul/02 AltLd
scouse pete
Hidden 11/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
adamwesthead 17/Jun/01 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1,3,4,6

cem 29/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Ruth Shuter
Hidden ?/Sep/79 AltLd O/S
Peter Main 05/Aug/74 2nd

First Dolomite Climb, found rock loose and apparently slippy, was unhappy in PA's but could have led it, a good start

Robin Andrews
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