Climbing the North Face of the Grosse Zinne, Central Peak of the Drei Zinnen (2)

After a clear morning thickening cumulus clouds appeared above the Dolomites. Our three-member rope team a bit slowly advanced in the Comici-Dimai route on the Grosse Zinne (in Italian: Cima Grande). The raindrops were hitting us when we climbed above the overhanging parts. It was late afternoon when we had reached the wet chimney in the upper third of the wall. It was obvious that we will spend a night outside. The following climbing pictures and landscape photos allow insight into our adventure.

 

The Dreischusterspitze / Punta dei Tre Scarperi and the Toblinger Knoten / Torre di Toblin from the Grosse Zinne / Cima Grande
A view from the Grosse Zinne. The summit of the Dreischusterspitze / Punta dei Tre Scarperi is in cloud. The relatively small peak before the Dreischusterspitze is the Toblinger Knoten / Torre di Toblin.

 

Drei Zinnen / Tre Cime di Lavaredo, climbing the Comici-Dimai route on the Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne
Climbing the Comici-Dimai route on the Grosse Zinne / Cima Grande

Another Rope Team on the North Face of the Grosse Zinne

Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne
A partly view of the Grosse Zinne / Cima Grande north wall from the Comici-Dimai route. Another rope team is visible at a distance of about 150-200 meters from us.

The Grosse Zinne – Climbing the Iconic Wall

Drei Zinnen / Tre Cime di Lavaredo, climbing the Comici-Dimai route on the Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne
As the lower half of the wall is overhanging, we were not worried about some shorter rain showers. But in upper parts we were.

 

Drei Zinnen / Tre Cime di Lavaredo, climbing the Comici-Dimai route on the Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne
Climbing the seventh pitch

 

Drei Zinnen / Tre Cime di Lavaredo, climbing the Comici-Dimai route on the Cima Grande / Grosse Zinne
The rock was a bit cold

The Iconic View of the Dolomites

Drei Zinnen / Tre Cime di Lavaredo / The Three Peaks of Lavaredo - the emblem of the Dolomites
Drei Zinnen / Tre Cime di Lavaredo / The Three Peaks of Lavaredo – the emblem of the Dolomites

Some Nice Scenes from the Summit of the Cima Grande di Lavaredo

The Dreischusterspitze / Punta dei Tre Scarperi and the Toblinger Knoten / Torre di Toblin from the Grosse Zinne / Cima Grande
This is also the view of the Punta dei Tre Scarperi and the Torre di Toblin. This picture was taken on the top of the Cima Grande, on another day.

 

A Dolomites landscape photo: the northwestern view from the Grosse Zinne / Cima Grande
A further Dolomites landscape photo: the northwestern view from the Grosse Zinne on a sunny day

 

Drei Zinnen, Grosse Zinne – Gallery

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Click here to see some more images about the first part / third part / fourth part of our adventure on the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

 

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