Blede alla riscossa
A great little route up good rock, well protected, which climbs the West Face of Piccolo Lagazuoi directly above the museum "Forte Tre Sassi". All the belays are equipped with bolts and the hardest sections along the routes are bolt-protected, too.
Reach Passo Valparola from the Agordo valley, Alta Badia or from Cortina by driving up the SR 48.
Park by the museum "Forte Tre Sassi" and ascend diagonally from the right towards the left to reach the base of the wall and the obvious black streaks (40 minutes). The route starts at the base of left-hand streak (bolts clearly visible from below).
P1: 5+, 35m
P2: 5, 55m
P3: 1, 50m
P4: 4, 40m
P5: 5, 55m
P6: 4, 45m
P7: 5, 50m
P8: 4, 25m
Descend on foot, first south towards the summit, then right to follow the path used by the Austrians during the First World War to reach the Fort.
55m rope, 10 quickdraws, slings and camming devices.
Grade: max 5+ (the first pitch is the hardest), predominantly grade 4 with some grade 5 sections. Superb rock on the first two pitches, then good but needs some cleaning.