The south tyrolian climber The two mountain guides Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher sent the first ascent of ‚DNA‘, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Croda degli Alpini, the foresummit of Cima Ovest in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo group of the Italian Dolomites.

„The climb is located above the Auronzo hut, on a yellow wall that had always caught my attention. However, given the vicinity to refuge and the path immediately below, in the past I never considered trying it because the rock is a little bit loose. At present though there aren’t that many people about. The time had come to see why this piece of rock had always fascinated me“ Gietl told

„On the whole it’s a pretty nice route, ideal for those who already have plenty of experience climbing alpine multi-pitches. We thought we’d need two days, instead we completed the route in a day. The fact that we set off in the morning and returned in the evening felt special, also because we managed to do so in the best style possible: onsight. The new route is called DNA „because if you think about it, here at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, here in the Dolomites, this is where it all started.“

Links: www.simongietl.itFB Simon Gietl



Name: „DNA”
Westliche Zinne (Drei Zinnen – Tre Cime di Lavaredo)
•Croda degli Alpini
•First ascent: Simo Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher on 21.6.2020 (on sight)
•Difficulty: 7+
•Character: alpin climb on diverse rock
•Material: 1 Series zero Friend und 1 set Friends to 2
•Down: Absteigen über Westliche Zinne Normalweg