2400m, 10 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An enjoyable semi-bolted route on slabs and cracks. The route ascends behind the south arete, giving rise to its name 'en coulisse', meaning 'backstage'. There are bolted belays and a mix of bolts and pegs on the harder pitches.
Start on the right side of the pyramid, below a triangular-shaped slab bordered on its right by a prominent gully. Begin 5m below the first bolt. Don't be confused by the cemented ring 6m to the left - this is the start of Spigolo Alpini.
1) V, 25m. Climb the vertical pillar above direct to reach a bolted belay below a bulge.
2) V, 45m. Overcome the bulge and continue vertically until the angle eases. Belay in a small hollow.
3) II, 30m. Continue direct over easy ground, aiming for an outcrop of grey rocks. Move right and above these to a belay.
4) IV+, 55m. Traverse right then climb delicately diagonally right up the slab to a belay at the base of a steep black slab.
5) V-, 30m. Climb the slab above on its left, then continue with enjoyable climbing following a vague corner to reach a belay below a vertical face, just right of the arete.
6) V, 30m. Climb the steep wall above then continue first diagonally right then direct to a belay below a short slab.
7) V-, 30m. Climb the slab then continue up a steeper wall before reaching easier rocks which lead to the ridge. Bolt belay. From here the route follows the final three pitches of Spigolo Alpini. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Fun route, first pitch is sport (6a), all belays are bolted, exit on the via ferrata. After pitch 8, the route exits on a 150m ridge, partially exposed before ending on the via Alpini. 60m double rope, 6 long extenders, 2 slings, 2 kevlars, 2 small cams (#0.5/1 Dragon), small set of small/medium nuts, 1 belay. Topo "Arrampicare in Dolomiti" (M. Bernardi).

Alex Handley 25/Aug/17 Lead dnf

Got lost finding pitch 4 and then we saw the weather coming in so bailed.

Tim Harper 14/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/16 Lead O/S
MrRiley 20/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Shocking rockfax description for pitches 3 and 4 had us joining Spigolo Alpini for a pitch via a very scary loose gully. Managed to rejoin to do pitches 6 and 7, wish i had seen comments on here first! The bolting is also bizarre and quite dangerous - they'll be one a few metres above a big ledge then a massive runout with no trad gear placements until the next. Wouldn't bother with this one!

Debbie Lee 20/Aug/16 AltLd

Enjoyed the grade V pitches that we managed to find! Got pretty off route on pitches 3 and 4 as just could not reconcile the guidebook description with what was there. Bolting is quite sporadic and the rock is pretty compact making it difficult to place extra protection.

Batt 30/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Another rock fax rubbish description. Route was ok in the end but a bit loose low down. Rather than continue up the via ferrata there was a scree gully down that was well bolted if needed so we scrambled that, bolts unnecessary.

Hoyes 30/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
bigbobbyking 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Some nice bits of climbing, with all tricky sections well protected by bolts. Not F6a, more like F5b. Rockfax description not v good for pitch 3 and 4. Basically head up and stay right, crossing a gap below a tower. At the top there is an escape off to the left of the via ferrata so you can avoid climbing the steep bit behind queues of people.

with Chris Allan
Alessandro Tentori 01/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Luca Gasparini
cpoad 16/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Nice couple of grade V pitches to start you off, then pleasant climbing. Used the German guide by Mauro Bernardi (it also comes in Italian) with which we thought was good for route finding.

with John S
EmileCilliers 25/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
High V+
Mid V+
Low V+
High V
Mid V
Low V
High V-
Mid V-
Low V-
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Style of ascent
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