Home page Planetmountain.com
Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini making the first ascent of Backstage on Cima Piccola di Lavaredo, Dolomites
Photo by Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini
Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini making the first ascent of Backstage on Cima Piccola di Lavaredo, Dolomites
Photo by Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini
Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini making the first ascent of Backstage on Cima Piccola di Lavaredo, Dolomites
Photo by Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini
Backstage on Cima Piccola di Lavaredo, Dolomites, first ascended by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini
Photo by Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini

Backstage revealed on Kleine Zinne, in Tre Cime di Lavaredo, climbed by Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini

di

In spring 2019 Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini made the first ascent of Backstage, a 350m multi-pitch with difficulties up to VIII+/R3 on the south face of Kleine Zinne / Cima Piccola, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites. Messini reports.

When we took a few photos and shot some video for our North 3 project on Kleine Zinne, we often stopped on the way down to examine all the lines that run up the south face. The extreme classics such as Gelbe Mauer, Ötzi trifft Yeti and many others are lined up one after the other on the righthand side. But if you look further left, where the ​​Egger-Sauschek route lies, there are far fewer routes. The south face comes to an end with a reputedly wild route established by Andi Orgler and, further to the right, a route put up by Frank Knez. But what about the steep roofs on the left? Of course we had to take a closer look ;-)


We couldn't wait until the snow had completely melted and drove up to the Aurozo hut with skidoos and then skinned up to check it out. Close inspection didn’t reveal any traces. We needed a second day in early spring to breach the steepest section of the wall, at times on loose rock, other times on good quality dolomite. After guiding for a few days we finally managed the first free ascent. This new adventure is located not in the foreground as seen from the panoramic Paternsattel col - the classic Japanese viewpoint - but on the sunny south face of the Cima Piccola. Backstage!

by Vittorio Messini

Links: FB Simon GietlFB Vittorio Messiniwww.simongietl.it

Share


NEWS / Related news:
Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher establish Lifestyle on Torre del Lago, Dolomites
03.08.2020
Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher establish Lifestyle on Torre del Lago, Dolomites
The two mountain guides Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher have made the first ascent of Lifestyle, a new multi-pitch rock climb up the west face of Torre del Lago (Fanis Group - Lagazuoi group) in the Dolomites.
Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher decipher their DNA on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo
17.07.2020
Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher decipher their DNA on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo
The two mountain guides Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher have made the first ascent of DNA, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Croda degli Alpini, the foresummit of Cima Ovest in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo group of the Italian Dolomites.
Simon Gietl Tre Cime di Lavaredo solo winter enchainment interview
28.02.2020
Simon Gietl Tre Cime di Lavaredo solo winter enchainment interview
Interview with South Tyrolean mountaineer Simon Gietl after his solitary winter traverse of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites. From 24 to 25 February the 35-year-old climbed Cima Ovest, Cima Grande, Cima Piccola, Punta di Frida and Cima Piccolissima.
North3 trailer of sub-48 hour enchainment by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini
17.06.2018
North3 trailer of sub-48 hour enchainment by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini
The trailer of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini and their enchainment of Mt. Ortler, Cima Piccola di Lavaredo and Grossglockner in Austria in just 47 hours and 16 minutes.
Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini enchain Ortler, Lavaredo and Großglockner in less than 48 hours
30.05.2018
Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini enchain Ortler, Lavaredo and Großglockner in less than 48 hours
In a mere 47 hours and 16 minutes the alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbed the north face of Ortler, Cima Piccola di Lavaredo and the North Face of Grossglockner in Austria. The alpinists traveled from one mountain to the other on foot and by bicycle.
Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter trilogy by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini
19.01.2017
Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter trilogy by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini
Winter mountaineering: on 31/12/2016 at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites the alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbed in a singole day Via Comici-Dimai on Cima Grande (in 1:45), the Cassin route up Cima Ovest (2:45) and the Innerkofler route up Cima Piccola (1:15).
Tre Cime di Lavaredo, on Cima Grande Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini establish Das Erbe der Väter
08.11.2016
Tre Cime di Lavaredo, on Cima Grande Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini establish Das Erbe der Väter
Interview with South Tyrol’s Simon Gietl who, together with, Vittorio Messini made the first ascent of ‘Das Erbe der Väter’ up the North Face of Cima Grande di Lavaredo in the Dolomites. After sharing a start with Via Comici, the new route runs to the right, breaches difficulties up to IX-, and was established ground-up without bolts.

SEARCH news

ZONE

CATEGORY

Full text search

AUTHOR

EXPO / Products
EXPO / Company News
Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.
NEWSLETTER

Subscriber to receive the weekly newsletter with all the latest news from planetmountain.com

CLASSIFIEDS
Recent Comments Ice
  • Distensione
    Via sportiva molto bella, dalla linea logica, in ambiente su ...
    2017-09-14 / Michele Lucchini
  • L'uomo Volante
    Il 10 giugno 2017, insieme all'amico Michele, decidiamo di r ...
    2017-07-12 / Enrico Maioni
  • Gallo George
    Il 16 luglio 2016, invogliati dalla relazione, ci siamo avve ...
    2017-07-12 / Enrico Maioni
  • All-in
    Francesco Salvaterra e Filippo Mosca 27 gennaio 2017, probab ...
    2017-02-02 / Francesco Salvaterra