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End of the Flare

First ascent: Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker 09/2010
By: Tom Randall
Area: Graian Alps, Group: Valle Orco, Country: Italy, Region: Piedmont

End of the Flare climbs the prominent flake offwidth crack seen from the road close to Fornolosa. The first pitch is hidden in the trees and offers powerful and pumpy climbing.

GETTING THERE

From Turin drive north along the A5 motorway, exit at San Giusto Canavese and continue west along the SS460 past Rivarolo Canavese and up into the valley past Locana to Fornolosa.

ACCESS

On the hillside above Fornolosa (NE from the village, 400m into the woods).

ROUTE

P1: 15m. Climb the steep thin hands crack, with powerful and pumpy climbing. Continue rightwards until you reach a slight niche after 8m, continue past this to the obvious belay ledge at the start of the offwidth (7a+)
P2: 25m. Follow the steep and slightly scary offwidth rightwards using Friend 5 & 6. (6b+)

GEAR

Full trad rack.

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