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West Face 'Vinatzer' (3rd Tower)*** HVS 5a

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350m, 11 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.
Vinatzer, Peristi 1935
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This climb is in 45 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/13

keithlambley - 08/Sep/12 with Karen W

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/12

roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 08/Aug/12 with Rebecca Murray

Hidden - 02/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/12

excellent, lead the crux pitch, got blasted briefly by hail then had a sunny adventurous descent.
tomhull - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/12 with matt harris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/12

Only got as far as the spiral terrace after major route-finding difficulties below (found Classic Dolomite Climbs line to be correct, Dolomites East/West very misleading). So late arriving at the terrace that we decided it was best to bail. Will be back!
ripper - AltLd dnf - Jun/12 with Lyness, Pierce, Matt Chap

tcn_2002 - AltLd - 26/Sep/11

Pitches led as... Me, Dan, Ben, Me, Ben, Me, Ben, Dan, Me, Ben Took the original finish as it was snowing!!
slacky - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Ben

Loose rock on the easier pitches. The finger crack had great gear and solid rock. Wet overhang pitch and final top out pitch (from the right) felt like the cruxes. Ab Ring was covered in snow so we took 3 50m abs down to the ledge. Halfway down the second ab a rock flew down from the top and smacked me in the face as I was looking up.
Peter Holder - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11 with Josh Legg

Ab point at the top of the tower was under alot off snow, so we had a scary descent down the route we had just climbed, but still back for tea!
josh william legg - Lead - May/11 with peter holder

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Laurence Everitt - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Harry Thorpe

Huge thunderstorm struck as I was finishing the traverse pitch under the roof before the mid-height ledge, pretty scary!
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Laurence Everitt

skeight88 - 2nd - Jul/10

fabulous roof pitch
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Robert

Direct Finish. Roslyn led crux pitch 5+ (finger crack and overhang) RD ran pitches 11 and 12 (5) together
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Roslyn

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/09

Steady, mostly well protected and good rock. Cracking crux. UIAA VI- Finished direct (better and harder at 5/5+)
danm - AltLd - 12/Aug/09 with Jim Danson, Tom

Route gets better the higher you go. Direct finish is well worth it at the same sort of grade. The downclimbing is scary but steady away.
jimdanson - AltLd - 12/Aug/09

twoplates - 2nd - 12/Aug/09 with Dan M, Jim Danson

very high! complex descent!
whistler - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Anna

Anna_wells - Jul/09 with pete

Great climb, awkward descent. Jerry led the finger crack pitch from the Spiral Ledge - lovely stuff.
Richard Gilbert - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Jerry Ostrowski

Dave Rumney - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/08 with James McDowall

paul79 - AltLd O/S - Jul/08

A bit wet low down. Great mountain day.
decs - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/08 with Sam Hawkins

Kopo - 2008 with Olli

A fantastic route, very scary descent down an ice filled couloir, complete with a TV sized block falling down it. Head torch descent - only had one between us as I had left mine at the bottom of the crag in my daysack. Cold pizza for dinner again!
John HW - AltLd - 10/Jul/07 with Cath

Euan Strachan - AltLd O/S - 10/May/07 with Henward

WB - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/06 with Guy

FrankW - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/06 with Joe

The descent from the top of the third tower is over unstable rock. The final gully was ice filled and a lot of rock followed us down scary at times.
John HW - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Cath

chris wyatt - AltLd rpt - Aug/04 with Gareth Tucker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/04

akhughes - AltLd O/S - Jun/04 with Steptoe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/00

tjekel - 2000

awhitta1 - AltLd O/S - Oct/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/88

Sad that the next day a Brit was killed on this route.
dtalbot - AltLd - Jun/79 with Rory O'Conor

Falko - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/73 with TRE

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Style of ascent

Lead6 of 45 (13.3%)
Followed3 of 45 (6.7%)
Alt Leads31 of 45 (68.9%)
Unknown5 of 45 (11.1%)

'Climbed'15 of 45 (33.3%)
clean O/S28 of 45 (62.2%)
clean rpt1 of 45 (2.2%)
dnf1 of 45 (2.2%)