ORIZZONTI DI GLORIA ON PICCOLO LAGAZUOI

by Manrico Dell’Agnola

 

AN INTERESTING OPTION FOR A DAY WITH UNCERTAIN WEATHER

It’s not a day for great things. Today Alcide and Andrea are with us, but even Paolo doesn’t want to kill himself. Down on the plain it’s sweltering hot, and in the mountains storms are lying in wait. I don’t love bolts, but due in part to laziness and in part to age, I no longer disdain them. A few very beautiful pitches take us to a sharp ridge, not too difficult but exposed and fun ... Even today we climbed in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

SOUTHWEST FACE

VIA ORIZZONTI DI GLORIA - ROLAND GALVAGNI-DIEGO FILIPPI-GINO MITTEMBERGER 2005

 

General notes

Interesting and fun climb on excellent bolted rock. The belays are always comfortable and safe, and you can also rappel down from them. The route is logical in certain areas, while in others you must follow the line dictated by the bolts. Ideal climb to fill an afternoon when the weather is uncertain – not difficult, but not trivial either. In the guide books, the technical difficulty is slightly underestimated; here I’ve tried to stay in line with the most reliable crags, since we’re talking about sport climbing.

 

Difficulty : up to 6b (VII); VI- is mandatory

Time : 2/3 hours

Climbing distance : 250 m.

Equipment : 12 quickdraws

 

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