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Afa

First ascent: Marco Valente, Christian Rizzo, 08-11/2011.
By: Mirko Rizzo
Area: Western Alps, Group: Ligurian Alps, Peak: Rocca dei Campanili, Height: 2000m, Country: Italy, Region: Piemonte

Beautiful climb, slightly more difficult than nearby Trial.

GETTING THERE

Take the A6 Savona-Torino, exit at Ceva and continue for Garessio-Ormea to reach Ponte di Nava. Leave the main road SS28 at this point and drive up the Alta Valle Tanaro to Viozene and park here.

ACCESS

Take the path from the church to Rifugio Mongioie. After 40 minutes reach this mountain hut and continue across the meadows to reach the bse of the wall (1.30 hours from the car). The route starts to the right of Nonno sprint, name written at the base.

ROUTE

P1: 6a+/6b
P2: 6b+
P3: 6b+/6c
P4: 6a
P5  6b

DESCENT

Abseil 1: down the route to reach the third belay (50m)
Abseil 2: straight down to a independant belay on the lip of the roof (50m)
Abseil3: down the void to reach the ground (50m)

GEAR

Entirely protected by 10mm bolts. The gear for Afa and Due Bottoni was sponsored by Versante Sud Edizioni and Rifugio Mongioie. Take two 55m ropes, 12 quickdraws.

NOTES

Rifugio Mongioie www.rifugio-mongioie.com
Holiday Apartments Villa Tanaro B&B (Ormea, Frazione Cantarana) www.villatanaro.com
Hotel / Restaurant La Tramontana (Viozene) www.albergolatramontana.com

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6b+ S1/ II

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6a+

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South

LENGTH

170m

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