Trenker Crack*** V+
[Sella Towers, Dolomites (The classic Trenker Crack (V) is in the shade), 3 kb]5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An excellent and super-classic route following the prominent crack that splits the right-hand side of the face. The crux is polished but a couple of fixed pegs and a single bolt ease the psychological commitment.
Start at a grassy ramp left of the distinct main crack.
1) III, 30m. Scramble up slightly loose rock to the base of the prominent Trenker Crack.
2) IV, 30m. Climb the slightly right-trending crack to a small ledge on the right.
3) V+, 30m. Climb the continuation crack, passing a steeper polished section (pegs and bolt protect), until a good belay is reached on a ledge.
4) III+, 30m. Continue up the crack on easier ground.
5) III, 30m. Head up a couple of metres before leaving the crack and traversing diagonally right up an easy slab to a large ledge. Alternatively, continue up the crack to the top before stepping out right on the ledge - same grade. Belay on the right of this directly under a chimney.
6) IV-, 40m. Climb the chimney to the top and the descent path. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The obvious corner on the south-west face. 5 pitches - IV-,V,IV,IV-,IV-, the crux is well protected, but exhilarating and strenous, particularly given the altitude

Trenker & Pescosta 1913

Photo: Sella Towers, Dolomites (The classic Trenker Crack (V) is in the shade) © Chris the Tall
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This climb is in 66 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

james1978 - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15

the power - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/15 with Andy

Andy Peak 1 - AltLd - Sep/15

dodfoster - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/15 with esther seddon

Kate and I made a solid first attempt here we made it up 2 pitches then had to retreat. Unfortunately Kate dropped her helmet and I had dropped my chalk bag and a set of nuts (recovered later). On the plus side we did practise an abseil off a ring, placed just below where I was climbing (when I saw Kate's helmet roll down the face to the path). Lessons learnt don't scratch your head by taking your helmet off, clip gear including chalk bag to your harness.
ms26g10 - Lead dnf - 27/Aug/15 with Kate Williams

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Aug/15

Gavdee1 - AltLd - 06/Jul/15 with Tony Johnson

tonevert - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/15 with Gavin

cpforbes - AltLd O/S - Jul/15

Mike Hood - AltLd - 26/Sep/14 with jordan, Alex

Simon Pelly - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/14

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Debbie

Alex Munnery - AltLd O/S - Sep/14 with Jordan Peaker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

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

Good bridging, P2 reminded me of ULA in verdon, not too busy as had been advertised. Good starter for area. Led p2,4,5
Robin Brooke - Lead - Aug/13 with Paula Ryan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/13

monkeyboy3000 - Lead - 25/Jul/13

First route in the Dolomiti - excellent! The crux pitch is somewhat polished but not as bad as we had been led to believe - and very doable. Great views from the top.
budchawla - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Justin Rennie

John Nuttall - Lead - 14/Jul/13 with Sharon

Pryan - AltLd - Jul/13 with Robin Brooke

First multipitch trad
adrian perera - 2nd - 26/Jun/13 with Pierce Ferris

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/12

k.atkinson - 2nd O/S - Aug/12 with Nick Valente

Alessandro Tentori - 2nd O/S - Jul/12 with Luca Gasparini

timofy - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/12

Suzana - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/12 with Lucy Greenhill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/11

brilliant climb, especially the crux pitch!
stevorobs3 - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/11 with andy howell, David Brock

roberts1234567890 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Rebecca Murray

Em66 - AltLd - Jun/11

Simon Allcock - AltLd - 10/Aug/10 with nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

TonyB - AltLd - 21/Jul/10 with Gwilym

Short rest on runner at crux
JLS - AltLd dog - 15/Jul/10 with Jacqui

langar27 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/10 with jon harvey

JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/10 with James Langridge

led pitch 2 and the variation combo of 4/5
ripper - AltLd - 29/Jun/10 with Marc B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/09

Dunx - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Drew

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jul/08

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 05/Jul/08 with Bob M

Lead the crux pitch
Elsier - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Stuart

paul79 - AltLd O/S - Jul/08

Nicos - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/07 with rich howels

kingjam - Sep/07 with eyal niv

Ing - AltLd - 11/Aug/07 with Sam

springaren - AltLd - 2006

Led p 2 & 4
cem - AltLd rpt - 03/Sep/05 with Bryan Rynne

Hidden - Sep/05

Led the crux pitch, continued onto second tower
Chris the Tall - AltLd - Sep/03 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/03

Crux very polished
John HW - Lead O/S - May/03 with Gary Mason

auld al - AltLd O/S - Sep/01

Stone Muppet - 2001

cem - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/00 with Miles Butteriss

Hidden - AltLd - 1997

tjekel - 1987

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 26/Jun/79 with Wawa

jcw - 1966 with Barbara James

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Kate Edhouse, Bobling, zach.stone

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easy V0 of 3
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