160m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The finest route of its grade in the Dolomites? Judging from the crowds it would seem that many people agree! Despite the queues and the polish, there is no doubt that this route deserves its acclaim, with fantastic positions and breathtaking exposure at an accessible grade.
Start on the right side of the south face of Torre Delago. Take the large leftwards leading ramp towards the arete.
1) II, 30m. Follow the ledge left then climb an easy ramp still leftwards to a stance just right of the arete.
2) IV+, 30m. Climb juggy holds keeping just right of the arete, then at a peg move left to reach the arete proper. Follow this with the first taste of exposure to a ledge on the right.
3) IV, 25m. Move back left onto the arete, now with superb exposure, and skate up the polish to another ledge on the right.
4) IV, 25m. Back onto the arete for a few metres then enter a short corner on the right wall to reach a stance on the left.
5) IV, 25m. Follow a flake right, climb a pale slab direct then move back left towards the arete again.
6) III, 25m. Follow easier rock right to the crowded summit. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
South-West Arete, Delago Tower. Stroll from the Alberto Hut up and left to the ridge (15 mins). Follow the ridge, including a exposed and exciting stance on the edge of all things,. Spectacular views to the left and everywhere !!! My son's first Dolomitic summit !!(2 hours). Abseil rings in place.

Giovanni Battista Piaz, Francesco Jori, Irma Glaser Aug/1911

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Classic Dolomite Climbs - Kohler/Memmel, Big Routes, Dolomites Trip

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Alessandro Tentori 14 Oct, 2018 Lead rpt
with matteo zorzoli
with matteo zorzoli
sblake 25 Sep, 2018 Lead
JohnBotham 16 Sep, 2018 2nd
with Mark
with Mark
Hidden 16 Sep, 2018 Lead
Hidden 16 Sep, 2018 2nd
Ben Costello 12 Sep, 2018 Lead
bowlingj 12 Sep, 2018 2nd Lead last pitch
Lead last pitch
morganj 12 Sep, 2018 AltLd
with Ben Costello
with Ben Costello
Ben Cianchi 12 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S With Jade and Dan Lamb. Great exposure, very enjoyable
With Jade and Dan Lamb. Great exposure, very enjoyable
jonathan_doyle 12 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S INSANE exposure! Worth the hype, although the walk-in was brutal. Expect queues unless you go before the first bus or stay late and embrace the monumental walk back to Pera.
with Victoria Hatch
INSANE exposure! Worth the hype, although the walk-in was brutal. Expect queues unless you go before the first bus or stay late and embrace the monumental walk back to Pera.
with Victoria Hatch
derekwwl 8 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S P1 was an easy scramble. Well exposed from P3 onwards. Rewarding view on the summit. Shiny belay rings and fixed pitons along the way. Mid size cams useful on this route.
P1 was an easy scramble. Well exposed from P3 onwards. Rewarding view on the summit. Shiny belay rings and fixed pitons along the way. Mid size cams useful on this route.
AidanMorris 8 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
stephshal 5 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
MichelleGreensted 5 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
gripped01 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd
with Dave Tait
with Dave Tait
XAPortela 28 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Led all pitches
Led all pitches
Hidden 22 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
caparros 16 Aug, 2018 Lead
with Ale
with Ale
NickST 9 Aug, 2018 Lead
with Phil Tucker
with Phil Tucker
Hidden 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd
disturbed_one51 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd Lead pitches 2,4,6 ( we just scrambled up pitch 1) great climb with awesome exposure.
Lead pitches 2,4,6 ( we just scrambled up pitch 1) great climb with awesome exposure.
Dario ita 6 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Wonderful, wonderful route. The only thing that has disappointed me is that it is too short... I leaded (for the first time in an alpine multipitch route) all the three pitches since we where three people. So far the rock is still very good, the second pitch is really magnificent, both for the landscape, exposure and type of climb.
Wonderful, wonderful route. The only thing that has disappointed me is that it is too short... I leaded (for the first time in an alpine multipitch route) all the three pitches since we where three people. So far the rock is still very good, the second pitch is really magnificent, both for the landscape, exposure and type of climb.
Hidden 3 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
RM199 3 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
9fingerjon 3 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Amazing exposure
Amazing exposure
gravy ?Aug, 2018 Lead My anaconda don't want none... Early, cold, great fun and exposure
with aetherbombether
My anaconda don't want none... Early, cold, great fun and exposure
with aetherbombether
Hidden 27 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Steve Bartle 19 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Remember to look down, the exposure is great. I went slightly too far left on the penultimate pitch, but a guide behind put me back on route
Remember to look down, the exposure is great. I went slightly too far left on the penultimate pitch, but a guide behind put me back on route
danieleaston 19 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Led 24&6. Brilliant position p3 was excellent. Got a bit annoyed at 3 Germans overtaking at the crux. I can't climb as fast or with as little gear.
Led 24&6. Brilliant position p3 was excellent. Got a bit annoyed at 3 Germans overtaking at the crux. I can't climb as fast or with as little gear.
Struck Lucky 17 Jun, 2018 AltLd Took first shuttle bus from Pozza di Fassa (7am) for 10 EUR return. Hiked up the approach to reach Rifugio Re Alberto for around 9am. On the route by 9:30am started off very cold on first two pitches. I led P1, P3, P5. Climbed out onto arete and into the glorious sunshine. Brilliant route. Climbing is never difficult, massive exposure, pegs and insitu gear all over, bolted anchors, simple abseil descent with intermediate anchors. Great day and well worth doing.
with Fez
Took first shuttle bus from Pozza di Fassa (7am) for 10 EUR return. Hiked up the approach to reach Rifugio Re Alberto for around 9am. On the route by 9:30am started off very cold on first two pitches. I led P1, P3, P5. Climbed out onto arete and into the glorious sunshine. Brilliant route. Climbing is never difficult, massive exposure, pegs and insitu gear all over, bolted anchors, simple abseil descent with intermediate anchors. Great day and well worth doing.
with Fez
Goodstuff 14 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S This one is truly stunning. P3 and 5. We accidentally soloed P1 (grade 1 scramble across easy ledges). Never too cloudy, the occasional bit of clag beneath us added to the brilliant atmosphere.
This one is truly stunning. P3 and 5. We accidentally soloed P1 (grade 1 scramble across easy ledges). Never too cloudy, the occasional bit of clag beneath us added to the brilliant atmosphere.
Oscar Popels 14 Jun, 2018 AltLd Scrambled up P1 then alt leads. Was in cloud for much of the route unfortunately!
Scrambled up P1 then alt leads. Was in cloud for much of the route unfortunately!
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Smithy90 6 Sep, 2017 2nd
Jessicacrump 31 Aug, 2017 AltLd
betathief 31 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 29 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Aug, 2017 AltLd
emma1987 15 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with lukey13
with lukey13
Hidden 15 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
TeddyC 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S class, late start so had the entire route to ourselves
with dad
class, late start so had the entire route to ourselves
with dad
Guy Lowndes 9 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Mark Deketelaere
with Mark Deketelaere
Lauradavies23 9 Aug, 2017 2nd
mikecollins 9 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Sub 2 hours up, 2 and a half hours down (stuck behind a guide with a party of 4 ahhh)
Sub 2 hours up, 2 and a half hours down (stuck behind a guide with a party of 4 ahhh)
Hidden 8 Aug, 2017 2nd
SaraDiegoli 8 Aug, 2017 2nd
benrhyd 31 Jul, 2017 AltLd Led the brilliant pitch out round the arete!
with Adam Haynes
Led the brilliant pitch out round the arete!
with Adam Haynes
Trevers 28 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Led the even pitches. Nice climbing, not too stressful. The situation and exposure are superb. Definitely worthy of 3 stars.
with wjcdean
Led the even pitches. Nice climbing, not too stressful. The situation and exposure are superb. Definitely worthy of 3 stars.
with wjcdean
wjcdean 28 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Omg, the exposure on P3 is next level, I was not ready for that. brilliant route and not too busy. Lead p1 (scramble), p3 and p5. Surprising amount of fixed gear... Nearly always next to a good mut placement. Those crazy Italians.
with Trevers
Omg, the exposure on P3 is next level, I was not ready for that. brilliant route and not too busy. Lead p1 (scramble), p3 and p5. Surprising amount of fixed gear... Nearly always next to a good mut placement. Those crazy Italians.
with Trevers
Naomi.P 15 Jul, 2017 Lead Started early from the Vajolet Hut to avoid queues. Very very cold. Team behind us backed off which gave us an excuse to do the same. Returned an hour later in full scottish winter gear and still first up. Stunning route. More epic but less hard work than most routes!
Started early from the Vajolet Hut to avoid queues. Very very cold. Team behind us backed off which gave us an excuse to do the same. Returned an hour later in full scottish winter gear and still first up. Stunning route. More epic but less hard work than most routes!
leopolian 15 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Naomi.P
with Naomi.P
Barry Harper 5 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Good god, that was fun! Climbed as a three, I lead all the pitches, amazing exposure on the arete and had the whole route to ourselves!
Good god, that was fun! Climbed as a three, I lead all the pitches, amazing exposure on the arete and had the whole route to ourselves!
Hidden 2 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Gawyllie 23 Jun, 2017 AltLd Amazing route. Had it to ourselves also. Didnt find the polish too bad
with Alan Sewl
Amazing route. Had it to ourselves also. Didnt find the polish too bad
with Alan Sewl
paul horabin ??, 2017 Lead
Sam2257 28 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S Incredible line, surely one of the best in the world at the grade. Polish does detract a little but still one of the most perfect climbing days ever. Happy.
Incredible line, surely one of the best in the world at the grade. Polish does detract a little but still one of the most perfect climbing days ever. Happy.
darrenpp 28 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
Moritz L 14 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Dan0Me
with Dan0Me
Dan0Me 14 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S Yep it's exposed
Yep it's exposed
CraigOsborne 8 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
robertmichaellovell 7 Sep, 2016 Lead
with Bex
with Bex
tobydunford 26 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Simon Thursz
with Simon Thursz
Win-yei 23 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Rob Morgan 23 Aug, 2016 AltLd Loved it, didn't think the polish was too bad. Led P2 & 4 (as in rockfax)
with Win-yei
Loved it, didn't think the polish was too bad. Led P2 & 4 (as in rockfax)
with Win-yei
Jdkite89 15 Aug, 2016 2nd
Hidden 3 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
will_lake 15 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S I lead the mega airy pitch towards the top, such fun once my freezing hands had warmed up!
I lead the mega airy pitch towards the top, such fun once my freezing hands had warmed up!
Richardlake 15 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Pitches 2, 4 and 6.
Pitches 2, 4 and 6.
Trent T 9 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Chris Sieradzki 3 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Easy climb in the spectacular situation on very polished rock.
with kcichy
Easy climb in the spectacular situation on very polished rock.
with kcichy
kcichy 3 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Rockley 11 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
with ned_85
with ned_85
ned_85 11 Oct, 2015 AltLd
with Rockley
with Rockley
Hidden 9 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
j4kub 31 Aug, 2015 Lead
with claire gibson
with claire gibson
Hidden 27 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Denoir ?Jul, 2015 AltLd
Mike Hood 25 Sep, 2014 AltLd
Alex Munnery ?Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
pdamann 21 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Taking P1 as the IV+ pitch, I led P2 (great exposure!) and P4. We did the three 40m abseils as given in the new Rockfax. A wonderful route. Cloudy weather but dry.
Taking P1 as the IV+ pitch, I led P2 (great exposure!) and P4. We did the three 40m abseils as given in the new Rockfax. A wonderful route. Cloudy weather but dry.
Mike Turner 9 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
Different Steve 8 Sep, 2013 -
brianrunner 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd We walked up to the Vajolet hut for lunch and did this route in the afternoon. It was surprisingly quiet then. Its a brilliant route, one of the most exposed for the grade I have been on! Abseils are easy to work out.
with martina
We walked up to the Vajolet hut for lunch and did this route in the afternoon. It was surprisingly quiet then. Its a brilliant route, one of the most exposed for the grade I have been on! Abseils are easy to work out.
with martina
John Nuttall 7 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Sharon
with Sharon
Alessandro Tentori ?Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
with Tommaso Regesta, Luca Gasparini
with Tommaso Regesta, Luca Gasparini
hubereini 11 Jul, 2012 AltLd unstable weather, but great route!
with posch
unstable weather, but great route!
with posch
Hidden 15 Sep, 2011 -
Hidden 15 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
PJMuir 12 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S Great Climb, 4 pitches, Vicky 1&3, me 2&4, Sunny
with Vicky Warke
Great Climb, 4 pitches, Vicky 1&3, me 2&4, Sunny
with Vicky Warke
JonnyDrama 12 Sep, 2011 2nd
with Ross Kane, Clint
with Ross Kane, Clint
Hotcake ?Sep, 2011 - Epic exposure. Seconded Pete (BMG). Needs some trad protection although all Belay, Rap stances have excellent gear.
Epic exposure. Seconded Pete (BMG). Needs some trad protection although all Belay, Rap stances have excellent gear.
LucaC 13 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
ben.richards 13 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S Hiked up from the valley the night before and bivvied in the little stone circle on the ridge above the hut. The climb was really nice, with some great exposure. We only did this tower as the weather looked suspect and we weren't climbing very fast. would like to go back and link all three.
with LucaC
Hiked up from the valley the night before and bivvied in the little stone circle on the ridge above the hut. The climb was really nice, with some great exposure. We only did this tower as the weather looked suspect and we weren't climbing very fast. would like to go back and link all three.
with LucaC
paul79 10 Aug, 2011 -
Em66 ?Jun, 2011 AltLd
with Freg1
with Freg1
ChrisBrooke 10 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
with John Inkpen
with John Inkpen
zach.stone 7 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
theotherpetehill 7 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
EmileCilliers 29 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
Tarquin 28 Jun, 2010 Lead
Rosie Hutchins 27 Jun, 2010 2nd
with ripper
with ripper
DKaye 27 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S First route in the dolomites - thought the walk-in was going to kill me! Couple of people we were with (led by a punter) managed to get stuck on the middle tower, to be rescued by a local mountaineering wad named Pietro!
with Marc Blackband
First route in the dolomites - thought the walk-in was going to kill me! Couple of people we were with (led by a punter) managed to get stuck on the middle tower, to be rescued by a local mountaineering wad named Pietro!
with Marc Blackband
ripper 27 Jun, 2010 Lead Led all four pitches, started as a three with Rose and Matt but Matt backed off after first pitch, concerned that it was late in the day and we'd be too slow.
with Rosie
Led all four pitches, started as a three with Rose and Matt but Matt backed off after first pitch, concerned that it was late in the day and we'd be too slow.
with Rosie
Bob M 6 Jul, 2008 AltLd
with Dave Kyle, Norman_P_W
with Dave Kyle, Norman_P_W
Norman_P_W 6 Jul, 2008 AltLd
with Bob M
with Bob M
Rory Shaw ?Sep, 2006 -
jev 27 May, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Jonas
with Jonas
dan gibson ?Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S
with eddie church
with eddie church
Tombauer ?Jul, 2004 AltLd
Bob M ?Jul, 2004 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2004 AltLd
Hidden 16 Jul, 2003 AltLd
Hidden 30 Aug, 2002 AltLd O/S
Hidden 1 Sep, 1999 AltLd
alpinist63 24 Aug, 1995 Lead
Maarten2 ?Jul, 1994 AltLd Wonderful climb, great exposure
with Kitti
Wonderful climb, great exposure
with Kitti
rogerskews 6 Aug, 1992 AltLd Spectacular absolutely "must do", classic, "easy" route in the dolomites. Via Ferrata also nearby.
with skewsy
Spectacular absolutely "must do", classic, "easy" route in the dolomites. Via Ferrata also nearby.
with skewsy
Richard Weller 12 Aug, 1990 -
with Richard White
with Richard White
Andy Say 26 Jul, 1989 Lead O/S
bobelvedere 28 Jun, 1980 AltLd
with Peter Laulund, Lene Vestergaard
with Peter Laulund, Lene Vestergaard
Seymore Butt ?Jul, 1975 AltLd
with Alvin, Alan
with Alvin, Alan
mikej 24 Jul, 1967 AltLd dnf
with Graham Platford, Geoff Williams
with Graham Platford, Geoff Williams
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