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Rikiteppa

First ascent: Paolo Celesia, Ezio Marlier
By: Ezio Marlier, Mounta Guide
Area: Western Alps, Group: Valle di Ollomont, Peak: Grand Combin, Country: Italy, Region: Valle d'Aosta

The Ollomont valley with its mixed climbs is a true paradise; away from the more famous crowded areas, below Mont Vela and Grand Combin are a flurry of icefalls immersed in absolute tranquility. Rikiteppa is located immediately to the left of the magnificent ice climb Sodoma.

GETTING THERE

From Aosta: take the highway SS 26 and then turn off right for the Gran San Bernardo valley (SS 27). At Signayes turn off right for Valpelline. Reach this village and after 300m turn off left for Ollomont. Continue up to reach the small hamlet Glassier. The icefalls can be seen high on the right.

ACCESS

Park the car at Glassier, cross the river and continue on foot through the forest to reach the base of the route.

DESCENT

2 abseils off Sodoma

GEAR

Normal ice climbing gear.

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