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Pacha Mama (Pilastro Corsini, Pontemaglio, Valle Antigorio)

Alpine climbing · Piedmont
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  • Tolle Verschneidung mit breitem Riss der SL10 (6a)
    Tolle Verschneidung mit breitem Riss der SL10 (6a)
    Photo: Alba Ferrer, Outdooractive Climbing
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Distance 2.5 km
6:30 h
457 m
457 m
821 m
372 m
Great, long and varied route over slabs, cracks and intersections on solid Ossola gneiss with good alpine protection, which requires mobile belay devices.

The northern Italian Ossola area, which stretches as a triangle around the town of Domodossola between the Swiss cantons of Ticino and Valais, is considered one of the best crack and trad climbing areas in Europe, thanks to the high quality gneiss. . The route „Pacha Mama“ is located in the Antigorio Valley near Pontemaglio. No question: the Pilastro Corsini (the pillar followed by the route) does not look too attractive from below. The vegetation criss-crosses the stepped wall and the central electricity pylon does not contribute to the motivation. But if you don't let this impression influence you, you will find a highly enjoyable, varied and fluid climb that is absolutely recommendable. . The route „Pacha Mama“ (6a+, 6a obligatory!) offers 400 metres of climbing üover slabs, cracks, chimneys and intersections in 15 pitches and can be divided into four leaves: SL1-SL2 up to the first volume . SL3-SL6 to the second band, where the power pole is located . SL7-SL11 to a


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