170m, 8 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A classic route on the least climbed of the three towers. The original crack is often avoided by an easier variant leading right.
Start as for the Normal Route.
1-2) As for the Normal Route.
3) II, 40m. Follow the large ledge rightwards to reach the steep yellow crack which gives the route its name.
4) IV+, 25m. Climb the wall just right of the crack then move back left into the crack and climb this to a bulge. Pull through this and continue to a ledge. Alternatively, follow holds right to an intermediate stance, then cut back left and climb a short chimney to rejoin the original route.
5) III+, 35m. Follow the corner above to where it splits. A grey crack leads right, instead, follow the chimney on the left for a few metres, then cross back right to the crack and climb this to a roof. Traverse left under the roof to the stance.
6) IV, 40m. Traverse left from the roof back into the chimney and follow this to a small saddle. Follow easy ground left, past a wide ledge and continue up to a smaller saddle.
7) IV-, 40m. Climb a crack then continue direct on shattered rock to a ledge below the summit (abseil point). Climb direct, traverse right for 4m then ascend easily to the top. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
South-East Face, Winkler Tower. Also called Via Normale or Winklerriss

Georg Winkler 14/Sep/1887

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Classic Dolomite Climbs - Kohler/Memmel, Dolomites Trip

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
bclifton 4 Sep Lead O/S Stayed in the crack for the classic pitch. Good route
Stayed in the crack for the classic pitch. Good route
Franky Maynard 4 Sep 2nd
Rachael Paxton 4 Sep 2nd
Joshua.Brunning 5 Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2018 Lead
gravy ?Aug, 2018 Lead O/S First of the three routes, amazing. Great hard pitch (easy once you know how but steep). Gloomy chimney / niche pitch followed by _massive_ views fantastic!
with aetherbombether
First of the three routes, amazing. Great hard pitch (easy once you know how but steep). Gloomy chimney / niche pitch followed by _massive_ views fantastic!
with aetherbombether
Hidden 21 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Smithy90 5 Sep, 2017 2nd
Octavian 28 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 16 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Naomi.P 15 Jul, 2017 AltLd Second tower after seeing queues on the middle one. Which crack to go for after traverse wasnt entirely clear but we went for the one on the right which I think was right but felt HARD for a S equivalent- but I suppose that's what you get for a classic! Rest of the route continued to feel harder than the classic on Delago but very satisfying. Messed up the way down and got very cold in the near dark. Repeated abbs on dodgy bits of tat and unprotected scrambles in between before we re-found the line. Went down the gulley between towers straight away rather than off the back I think was the problem.
Second tower after seeing queues on the middle one. Which crack to go for after traverse wasnt entirely clear but we went for the one on the right which I think was right but felt HARD for a S equivalent- but I suppose that's what you get for a classic! Rest of the route continued to feel harder than the classic on Delago but very satisfying. Messed up the way down and got very cold in the near dark. Repeated abbs on dodgy bits of tat and unprotected scrambles in between before we re-found the line. Went down the gulley between towers straight away rather than off the back I think was the problem.
leopolian 15 Jul, 2017 AltLd Very very thrutchy move through the crack!
with Naomi.P
Very very thrutchy move through the crack!
with Naomi.P
Hidden 2 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2017 AltLd
CraigOsborne 8 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
robertmichaellovell 7 Sep, 2016 Lead two classics on one day ... fully earnt the cheesy polenta and meat feast at Refugio re Alberto
with Bex
two classics on one day ... fully earnt the cheesy polenta and meat feast at Refugio re Alberto
with Bex
tobydunford 26 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Simon Thursz
with Simon Thursz
will_lake 16 Jul, 2016 AltLd dnf Bailed after the traverse
Bailed after the traverse
Richardlake 16 Jul, 2016 AltLd dnf Not feeling the exposure on the day so backed off after the traverse.
Not feeling the exposure on the day so backed off after the traverse.
Trent T 9 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Jul, 2016 AltLd
eldre070 4 Jul, 2016 AltLd
eldre070 4 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Mike Hood 30 Sep, 2014 AltLd
Alex Munnery ?Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
JonnyDrama 13 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Ross Kane, Clint
with Ross Kane, Clint
PJMuir 13 Sep, 2011 AltLd dnf Took fall on lead, leader called off
with Vicky Warke, Guy Buckingham
Took fall on lead, leader called off
with Vicky Warke, Guy Buckingham
Hidden 12 Sep, 2011 -
paul79 10 Aug, 2011 AltLd
Em66 ?Jun, 2011 AltLd
with Freg1
with Freg1
ChrisBrooke 12 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
with John Inkpen
with John Inkpen
John HW 29 Jun, 2010 Lead 1st time climbing at the Vajolet Towers a great mini Exped within the main Dolomites one. Wanted to climb this route for its historic significance. Winkler soloed it up and down. Student intimidated by the exposure, but got there in the end.
with 1 x Student
1st time climbing at the Vajolet Towers a great mini Exped within the main Dolomites one. Wanted to climb this route for its historic significance. Winkler soloed it up and down. Student intimidated by the exposure, but got there in the end.
with 1 x Student
Tarquin ?Jun, 2009 Lead
Tombauer ?Jul, 2004 AltLd
Bob M ?Jul, 2004 AltLd
James Gomez ?Jul, 2004 AltLd As a three with Foggy or Rich, I think.
As a three with Foggy or Rich, I think.
Hidden 30 Aug, 2002 AltLd dnf
Maarten2 ?Jul, 1994 AltLd Amazing this was done solo in 1887....
with Kitti
Amazing this was done solo in 1887....
with Kitti
bobelvedere 13 Jul, 1980 AltLd
with Peter Laulund, Lene Vestergaard
with Peter Laulund, Lene Vestergaard
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