Interesting itinerary in 11 lengths, offering a sustained and technical climb on a slab, among the face overhangs. The rock along the way is spectacular.
It features 6b, 6c and 7a maximum degrees of difficulty; 6b is required.
12 quickdraws, cords and slings, friend series with stoppers.
2 ropes, 60 meters long
Mountain Group: Dolomiti di Fanes.
Spalti del Col Bechei
Climbing time: about 4 to 5 hours
Elevation gain: 320 meters
Approach: about 1.40 hours (it is possible to rent a Jeep, saving a lot of energy).
From the parking lot at the entrance of the Natural Park of Ampezzo follow the wooded trail taking you to Val di Fanes (trail #10) up to the vicinity of the face, located at 1758 meters. Cross the Rio Fanes on a wooden bridge and continue for a few hundred meters along a grassy trail until it levels off. Take the steep slope on a slightly traced trail taking you to the base of the face. To reach the start, continue beyond the vertical climb of the great corner of the Via Los Angeles and pass a further cliff, bypassing it to the left; then follow the ledge on the right to a small tree.
Descent: about 1 hour and a half, to the base of the face.
Reach the grassy ledge, then cross to the left and descend for 300/400 meters among rocky slopes, up to a tall pine on the edge of the face (cord and carabiners). In three rappels (2 to 50 meters and 1 to 25 meters) return to the start ledge.