350m, 13 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A Dolomite classic that is a rite of passage for many making a trip to the Tre Cime. The route is suffering somewhat from its popularity now and the first couple of pitches in particular are very polished. Whilst the climbing is good and the positions fantastic don't expect to be clinging to the arete for the whole route. Once the route moves around to the southeast face you will find yourself buried in a series of strenuous chimneys with some awkward route finding.
Start immediately right of a metal plaque, to the left of the arete, below a yellow corner.
1) V+, 30m. Climb the polished yellow corner to a good stance on the right.
2) VI-, 30m. Continue up the corner keeping left of an overhang, then tackle an overhanging crack to a belay below a yellow crack.
3) III+, 40m. Move right up easier grey rock. Climb past a pillar and continue direct, then slightly right again, to a belay on a terrace.
4) III+, 30m. Move right on easy ground, pass a small yellow roof on its right, then continue up slightly vegetated rock leftwards to a stance below a corner.
5) V-, 30m. Climb the corner direct, move right below a small roof then continue direct up a slab. Move back left on a good ledge visible from below.
6) IV, 30m. Step out right and climb direct over the next ledge and on to the one above. Step left to a belay.
7) IV, 15m. Traverse left along the ledge, level with a horizontal crack, to a belay on the arete.
8) V+, 25m, Climb direct, then move right of the arete then back left to a well-pegged belay just left of the arete.
9) VI+, 30m. Move back right of the arete, following a ramp right, to reach a yellow corner. Climb this (strenuous but well protected) to a good belay about halfway up.
10) V+, 25m. Do not carry on up the corner but, instead, move left under a small roof. Cross onto the left of the arete and continue climbing slightly left across a series of small ledges. Belay below a small roof.
11) V, 30m. Pull through the roof then climb the left-hand of two parallel cracks. Step right, crossing back onto the right of the arete and climb a crack to a terrace.
12) V+, 30m Move left, climb a flake direct, then continue left. Move back right to a wide crack and climb this to a ledge.
13) V, 30m. Continue in the crack then move left on easier broken rock to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Follows of the line of the striking southern arete. The situations are stunningly exposed. The alpine guide gives it VI+.

Emile Comici 1931

james1978 29/Sep AltLd O/S
with pam
Hidden 18/Jul AltLd
samwillo 18/Jul AltLd
with Niels Ernst-Williams
rlade ??/2015 -
tuukka 04/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
with Erik
Hidden 04/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
farkas.time 24/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

8.5 hours. Passed by two teams, about 45 minutes waiting time. Awesome!

with Devin
Johnny Baker 08/Aug/13 AltLd
with Matt Helliker
Hidden 08/Aug/13 AltLd
Dave Parton 22/Jul/13 -
with Adam Ellwood
Chris Sansum 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Richard Lade
Hidden ?/Jul/13 AltLd
Lenny ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Phil .N
nickwhimster 07/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

cool, tho we were one of four teams climbing all over each other!

monsteratt 07/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Did this as shorter alternative to Comici due to cock up with campsite barrier (doh!). Was enjoyable anyway, felt quite relaxed. Ended up climbing with two other parties. Did in good time. Managed to knock some loose rock on a following guide (not nice for all involved). Fortunately she was OK. Some good pitches in amongst some looseness. Somehow managed to avoid leading either of the harder pitches. Nice straight forward descent.

with Nick Whimster
Hidden 06/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
whistler 05/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Brilliant. Snow-filled gully made the descent very interesting!

danimal88 05/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

mid v pitch felt harder than the 2 ivs. stunning route with exciting snow gully descent

with piotr
Matthew Robinson ?/Aug/10 AltLd
with Joe
jonnie3430 24/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Graham, El Toro
Ginger McGrath 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S

spectacular route, exposure is nuts and some pretty airy hanging belays! one of the best routes ive done

with kat torr, jonnie williams
Hidden 23/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
dominic lee 05/Sep/09 Lead

moonlit descent.

nathanlee ?/Sep/09 2nd β

wonderfully exposed!

Rich Kirby 21/Aug/09 AltLd
with Nige
nige 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with richard kirby
JulesV 19/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Exellent day out. Recommend finishing with the Tre Cima pub crawl!

with Will Boxen
billb ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
tommytuffa 04/Jul/09 AltLd dog

Found cruxes hard despite being on second, we were a bit slow

with Felix
felixthelion 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

At times lovely climbing. The two slightly overhanging corner crux pitches were burly but brilliant. Rock loose in places but mainly on easier ground. We took too long.

mirise 18/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Katerina Matyushevskaja
Nicos 02/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/07 2nd O/S
dan gibson 24/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with martina
Hidden 23/Jul/07 AltLd
Oliver Sherman ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
haydng ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Rachel
BenTiffin ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S

Lovely day, the situations are better than the climbing - a stunning line but loose rock in places.

with Dan Robinson
simon kimber ?/Aug/03 AltLd

rained a lot

with Paul Burren
BenTiffin ?/Jul/03 AltLd

Amazing line. Shame the climbing isn't quite as good but still a memorable route.

with Dan Robinson
Dave Kerr 08/Sep/02 AltLd
with Steve Wells
NickJH ?/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
with RGraves
Hidden 22/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Andy Say 23/Aug/95 -
Andy Say 23/Aug/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/88 AltLd
mark-abz 30/Jul/83 AltLd
with Walter P
Hidden ?/Jun/82 AltLd
Nevil ?/Aug/80 -

Could have been July

with Nick
Hidden 02/Sep/79 AltLd
Peter Main 18/Aug/74 2nd

On route at 5.45am,summit at 14.30. A superb route to finish holiday with. Most of it technically VS apart from 70' A1 and 400' D/VD. The traverse was sensational and pitches one & two strenuous especially at 6am. Descent easy with 6 abseils. A fantastic and memorable experience

with Robin Andrews & Martin Bennett
Hidden ?/Jul/74 AltLd
jcw ??/1965 -
with Christian Mollier
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High VII-
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