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Duel

First ascent: Adriano Trombetta and Aziz, 10/2011
By: Massimiliano Celano
Area: Graian Alps, Group: Valle dell'Orco, Peak: Altrolato, Height: 1300m, Country: Italy, Region: Piedmont

Established with the use of aid Adriano Trombetta and Aziz with difficulties up to A2, Duel was subsequently freed on 5 october 2011 by the first ascentionists. As the name suggests, beautiful twin cracks offer physical, continuous and elegant climbing.

ACCESS

Coming from Noasca and heading towards Ceresole, before reaching the tunnel turn off left and stop before the bridge that leads to Borgata Pian. Cross the bridge and then take the track to the right, the paved one that leads up to the face. reach the first cairn quickly and follow these up steep ground to reach the base of the face. "Quintoppiù and "Duel" are reached in 30 minutes. If there is no water in the river this can be crossed everywhere, alternatively used the insitu rope fixed beneath a large boulder.

ROUTE

P1: finger crack start, up a 45° overhang for 5-6m, including a blind nut placement (Kong 6 or BD7); then continue delicately up the fine corner to reach the belay conprised of an in-situ nut and peg. R2 6c+/7a 20m
L2: Climb the face, split by a discontinuous but nevertheless protectable crack solcato da una fessura discontinua ma proteggibile; stamina climbing, often up crimps, some finger-locks and distant holds, plenty of air beneath your feet! In-situ 2 pegs and 1 nut. R2+ 7a+ 25m

GEAR

For pitch 1 take a set of nuts, friends C4 from 0,2 - 0,75. For pitch L2 a green C3 is fundamental, as are C4 to colour red, plus a set of nuts.

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DIFFICULTY

7a+

OBLIGATORY DIFFICULTY

6a

FACE

West

LENGTH

50m

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