Climbing route in the Dolomites on Lastoi de Formin, I Love My Dogs

This climbing route in the Dolomites was opened on Spiz de Mondeval by Mario Dibona Moro with Gretchen Alexander.

Characteristics of the I Love My Dogs climbing route in the Dolomites

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.


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Information about the climbing route

Mountain/massif: Lastoi de Formin.
Peak: Spiz de Mondeval
Mountainside: South.

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).

Information about I Love My Dogs climbing route in the Dolomites

L1 30m 5a
Easy pitch that goes up to the foot of the vertical face of yellow rock.

L2 30m 6c
Technically demanding endurance pitch with small holds and a challenging traverse towards the right before reaching the belay.

L3 25m 6c
Challenging start that requires muscular strength in order to go past an overhang, exit with holes and notches.

L4 30m 6a
Rather easy and enjoyable pitch.

L5 30m 6b
More challenging pitch on an almost vertical slab.

L6 55m 6a+
Amazing pitch on a grey dihedral with exit on a challenging, vertical yellow slab.

L7 38m 6c+
The crux: it starts on a challenging yellow slab and continues on a roof where it is difficult to place bolts. Then, below the large roof, there is a traverse towards the left with unstable holds.

L8 20m 5b
Crack pitch with a small overhang to overcome in order to reach the belay.

L9 25m 5b
This pitch starts on a yellow fissure and then continues in a couloir that reaches the summit.


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