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Candelone di Patry

By: Alpine Ice Tour
Area: Western Alps, Group: Cogne-Valnontey, Peak: Gruppo del Gran Paradiso, Country: Italy, Region: Valle d'Aosta

Candelone di Patry is certainly a more beautiful finish than Patry Classica, but somewhat more serious. The great 50m pitch is a fantastic combination to the first part of Patry up into the amphitheatre.

GETTING THERE

From the Aosta West motorway exit drive through Cogne and continue to Valnontey. Park at the end of the road.

ACCESS

Keep on the hydrographic right, follow the path until the waterfalls spring into view on the left. Walk-in: 1 hour 15 minutes. In the amphitheatre at the top of the first section of Patry classica climb the 50m drip on the right.

DESCENT

Abseil from the top of the final step (belay with in situ gear), then move right (facing valley) around the obvious spur at the edge of the waterfall. Reach a second gully and descend this to the base.

GEAR

Normal ice climbing gear.

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