The climb was established over seven days ground-up, using a mix of normal pegs, bolts and trad gear. Hakuna Matata follows a "logical" line up the central part of Tae’s South Face, and includes some traverses where the rock was worn completely smooth by the glacial action.
The belays are comfortable on ledges and the climbing, extremely technical, breaches difficulties up to 8a with obligatory 7b. The insitu gear can be integrated with friends. In addition to the beautiful first pitch, it’s worth underlining the last one with its Verdonesque final slab
From Cortina drive towards Dobbiaco along the SS51.After the small village Fiames turn left off the main road (signposted Val di Fanes - Trevenanzes) at the obvious hairpin bend. Park the car at the entrance to the park.
From the carpark (1450m) follow path #10 (orographic right) to Ponte Outo, continue on to reach a small path that branches off right and leads over a bridge (1758m). Follow this path, past cairns steeply uphill to a scree gully. Follow the dry riverbed (cairns) and then keep right below the South Face of Taè, heading towards the obvious tree and then on to the start of the climb (2000m). The route starts up a corner. 2.5 hours on foot, E-Bike circa 1 hour
Descend via the top traverse (II). From the 8th belay you can abseil directly down the abseil piste (see topo). traverse across the first ledge system (I) and continue abseiling down the route.
2x 60m ropes, 13 quickdraws, 1 set Friends from C3 to#4, E-Bike, Haul Line
Thanks to Arcteryx, Austrialpin, Sport Holzer Innichen, Alpinschule Sexten Dreizinnen, Osttirol Werbung
Tabacco, 1:25.000, Cortina d`Ampezzo e Dolomiti Ampezzane
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