Lucertolaia, the rock climb on Lastoni of Formin, Dolomites
The route topo for Lucertolaia (280 meters VIII. 7a +, obligatory VIII.), established between 2012 and 2013 on Lastoni di Formin in the Dolomites by Daniele Geremia, Enrico Geremia, Dario Segato and Maurizio Fontana.
Lucertolaia on Lastoni di Formin in the Italian Dolomites is a route with a both traditional and modern feel to it, almost Californian with belays that are mainly bolted and the pitches that need protecting with trad gear as they breach black and grey dolomite limestone.
First ascended over various days on 2012 and 2013 with my brother Enrico and with the expert help of Dario Segato and Maurizio Fontana, Lucertolaia starts up the first pitch of Spiderman and then continues up the face in traditional style with safe bolt belays or enormous threads. The pitches on marble-like rock take good Friends for protection and offer some threads. Take care at the start of pitch 3 when reaching the first bolt; this is the first bolt shared by Spiderman.
Lucertolaia should be repeated during dry summers as it climbs the black streak marks that seep after rain and remain wet long after the snows have melted.
by Daniele Geremia
TOPO: Lucertolaia, Lastoni di Formin, Dolomites