53 – Favola di Alice

Valnontey Ice – Waterfalls


20 min

Tech level

M6 to M7 / WI4 to 5

Sun exposure



3 pitches

Beautiful mixed route at the beginning of Valnontey. A selection of 3 different bolted dry pitches lead to the upper part, where, depending on the conditions you can find pure ice all the way to the top or another 2 mixed and partly bolted pitches.

Pitch 1: from left to right: M6/M6+; M6/M6+; M6+/M7

Pitch 2: the original route traverses to the right to overtake an ice boulge to a ledge; moving further through a second overhang (bolted) you reach more ice and the belay at the second ledge;

Pitch 3: either follow the ice pillar if formed or go to the left to the bolted line (M6+/M7)

Descent: down the route with one 60m absail from the top of the pillar.

Equipment: ice screws and quickdraws (8 for the bolts)