950 mt, nice "approach" route to the other monsters of the wall. Fun route, not difficult and really, really well equipped (bolted).
There are two or three pitches where you have to pay attention but it's nothing scary or mortally dangerous.
You can divide the route in two, the first part (up to the big ledge) and the second part (above the ledge).
The first part (more or less 400 mt) it's easy and not sustained, only two pitches requires attention and in one of them (a chimney with a right-hand traverse at the end) you have to be "cunning" and, say, smart in order to find the right way to traverse. Otherwise it's a problem.
The top part is marvellous, only one pitch is actually hard (6a) but incredibly protected. The whole climb is smooth but even if is not hard, can commit quite a bit.
The thing of that route is that it's long and that Marmolada it's a serious mountain, so you need to be fast and lucky with the weather. And fit (1.3 h approach, say 8 hours for the climb, 3 h for the descent).
Submitted by: booger on 2006-05-29
Route ID: 66859