Flash Estivo, Colonnata Centrale*** WI5
[The Colonnato Centrale of Flash Estivo, Valnontey, Cogne, Italy, 2 kb]160m, 4 pitches. three or four pitches

2 hours from parking minutes of uphill climbing to base of route.

a lot of low angle ice in front of base of climb...climb up and to the left to the base of the icefall where there is a small belay stance that is sheltered...otherwise climb boulders on far right and then traverse across to the belay stance.

The first pitch was about 50 meters to a cave like belay on climbers left. We stopped here because of the large icicles hanging over the rest of the route and the Sun light dancing on them.
gian carlo grassi et al 19/Jan/1989

Photo: The Colonnato Centrale of Flash Estivo, Valnontey, Cogne, Italy © TonyM
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machars - AltLd - 04/Jan/15 with Neil

Misha - AltLd O/S - 25/Dec/13 with Nic

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Dec/13

Bailed after the first 2 pitches. These where pure rotten snow coverd ice. We where shatterd after braking trails in meter of fresh powder, so the power was just gone...
alpinestar_no1 - Lead dnf - 01/Feb/13 with Sune Buur

Nice! Not a great final belay on the snow slope.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/13 with Andy Inglis

andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/13 with Ally Fulton

RocKalina - 2nd - Jan/13 with Andyclimb

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jan/12

jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 14/Feb/09

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jan/08

machars - 2nd - Feb/07 with adrian

FrankW - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/07 with Rob K

started too late to realy get this climb finished, but with an earlier start it would be a fantastic climb.
Yyonnx - AltLd dnf - 21/Jan/06 with Fedor

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