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Thriller route on the Col Bechei terraces

Route opened on the Spalti del Col Bechei by Mario Dibona Moro and Massimo Da Pozzo - September 25/26, 1985.

Features:

Interesting 11-pitch route that offers technical and always sustained, slab climbing among the overhangs of the wall. The rock along the route is spectacular.
Presents 6b, 6c, 7a max, obligatory 6b.

Equipment:

12 quickdraws, lanyards and webbing, friend set and nuts.
2 ropes of 60 meters

Directions:

Mountain group: Fanes Dolomites.
Spalti del Col Bechei.
Slope : South.
Climbing time : 4/5 hours approx.
Wall height difference: 320 meters

Approach: about 1.40 hours (jeeps can be rented with great effort savings)
From the parking lot at the entrance to the Ampezzo Nature Park, follow the forest road leading into the Fanes Valley (trail No. 10) until you reach near the wall, at 1758 meters. You cross the Rio Fanes by crossing a wooden bridge and then continue for a few hundred meters along a grassy road until it becomes flat. You take the steep slope with trail tracks leading to the base of the wall. To reach the attack, one must go beyond the vertical of the large dihedral of the "Los Angeles" route and climb over a further rockfall, bypassing it on the left; then follow a ledge to the right to a small tree.

Descent: about 1.30 hours, to the base of the wall.
When you reach the grassy ledge, you need to cross to the left and rappel 300/400 meters down rocky slopes to a large pine tree on the cilium of the wall (lanyard and carabiner). With 3 rappels (2 of 50 meters and 1 of 25 meters) you return to the ledge of attack.

We began the route with a great spirit of adventure, without having a logical and previously studied trail. We began to climb this large, smooth limestone plateau hoping to find pitch after pitch the most logical and beautiful route on the wall. In those days most of the climbing was slab climbing and Massimo and I were very well trained and prepared to tackle such a wall. All the bolts were put in by hand with long and tiring wrist is hammer work.... Today the route has been mostly re-equipped with 10-fixes, making it safer and more pleasant. The difficulties are sustained and continuous. The more demanding pitches in slabs are well protected, while along the less demanding pitches, where there are pitons, it is best to supplement with friends and nuts. The most difficult pitch is the third to last, on vertical and smooth slab; the pitch can be avoided by making use of a bolt that is located in the middle of the slab itself, passing artificial. Today the route is recognized as one of the most interesting on Col Becchei.

Mario Dibona

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