This climbing route in the Dolomites was opened on Spiz de Mondeval by Mario Dibona Moro with Gretchen Alexander.
This exciting climbing itinerary is located in a peaceful, sunny and almost magical environement. It is a highly enjoyable and satisfactory path, with high-grade pitches on perfect rock.
The route's grade is 6c+ max - with some 6b+ moves.
The I Love My Dogs climbing route in the Dolomites is perfectly equipped with bolts and some pitons.
15 quickdraws, cords and slings, friends.
Mountain/massif: Lastoi de Formin.
Peak: Spiz de Mondeval
Approach: duration time: 1 hour approximately.
From Passo Giau, take the well-marked trail going towards the south-east that leads to Forcella Giau. Once there, following the traces of an old trail and its cairns, proceed towards the centre of the imposing south face of the Spiz de Mondeval peak. You will be able to spot the writing "I Love My Dogs" (the route's name) at the start of the route, at the foot of the rock face.
Descent: duration time: approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
From the summit of the peak, descend northwards until you spot a large couloir on your right, with some red writings on the rocks that indicate the belays set up for the double-rope downclimbing (4 pitches of 25 metres each). Once you have completed the descents, proceed along the vertical rock face and you will get back to the start of the route (1 hour 30 minutes approximately).