Dienstag, 8. Juli 2014
Tofana - Da pazzo vecchio pazzo - 7c
This year our (Thomas and mine) alpine climbing season started rather late probably because of the long lasting ice season and due to the fact that there is still quite a lot of snow in the Dolomites. Finally this weekend we headed to the Tofana where we already did different hard climbs during the last two years. Da pazzo vecchio pazzo is a 10 piches alpine sportclimbing route bolted by Massimo da Pozzo in 1999. The two 7a pitches, the 7c and the 7b+ are quite well bolted. The 7c pitch (1.pitch) has a quite hard boulder sequence and can be climbed artificially (so did we...). The easier pitches are not so well protected and have long runouts so it is necessary to bring a set of cams for additional protection. The rock is good except for the last three pitches.
We started quite late at about 13.30 and toped aut about 5 1/2 hours later. The conditions were good, the temperature was fine, just a pitty that we didn't onsight/redpoint the two hard pitches...perhaps next time :-)
Let's see what's next!
Thanks to Massimo Da Pozzo for the line :-)