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Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 8, 2017 - 04:45pm PT
After making trips to the Dolomites in both 2013 and 2014, I missed out both 2015 and 2016. I'm not getting any younger, so 3 weeks ago while browsing the travel websites, I saw an incredible ticket price pop up on Cheap Fare Guru that was just too good to pass up. So...I shelled out the loot for a roundtrip airline ticket to Munich, departing 23 August and returning 22 September. Have my reservations for 8 days in Cortina d'Ampezzo, and 12 days in Wolkenstein. The rest of the time I'll be hitting up the cultural marvels of both Saxony-Anhalt and Allgaeuer Alpen.
I'll be meeting another couple S-T members there, both RKM and drunkfox. In all, I have firm plans for 8 days, with plenty of time to work others in and making weather allowances.

The airline deal was great--both nonstop flights between Denver and Munich, on my favorite airline--Lufthansa. The departure and arrival times are excellent in both directions.

Wish me success!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 8, 2017 - 06:20pm PT
Sounds like fun no matter which way you cook it up!
Cheers$$$
eKat

climber
Apr 8, 2017 - 06:23pm PT
GoBrokeDownGO!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Apr 8, 2017 - 07:40pm PT
^^
What she said. Have fun; loved Cortina.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 8, 2017 - 08:55pm PT
What's not to like? Spigolo Giallo, mio amico!
I'm going to Cloggy in 6 weeks!
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Apr 8, 2017 - 09:01pm PT
Have a great time BD!
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Apr 8, 2017 - 11:43pm PT
yeah dude! I am jelly. Raspburry, in fact.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 9, 2017 - 04:57am PT
May the weather be in your favor and your brokedown bones up to the rigors, Rodger.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Apr 9, 2017 - 07:00am PT
Awesome! I guess this means you're missing FL again???

Susan
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2017 - 07:11am PT
Susan-

Unfortunately I'll be having too much fun in Europe to make it to Facelift--although I might be able to fly out for a few days. I see you're going to be at the CoR in June, however. Will Michael be accompanying you there?
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2017 - 07:43am PT
Just a few more tidbits about this trip: I have a Hotel reservation near Nymphenburg Palace for 2 nights, which is ideally located to see Schloss Nymphenburg dueing my first day in Munich, followed by the Hofbrauhaus for dinner and beer; day 2 includes my art-junkie urge to visit the Alte Pinakothek with it's outstanding collection of Old Masters, followed by the Hofbrauhaus. Day 3 is to the Allgaeuer Alpen to visit Schloss Neuschwanstein, and Hohenschwangau. Day 4 a visit to the Wieskirche, the World Heritage Baroque/Rococo architectural masterpiece. Day 5 drive to Cortina. Day 6-climbing with drunkfox; Kleiner Falzaregoturm via Normale and Grosser Falzaregoturm via Lussato. Day 7--get some rest and recuperation in Cortina. Meet RKM. Day 8, Kleine Lagazuoi, via del Buco. Day 9, climb at Cinque Torri with RKM. Day 10, climb 2 routes on Monte Popena Basso with drunkfox; Mazzorana Dihedral and Mazzorana/Adler routes. Day 10: Climbing in Sella Pass area with RKM. Funffingerspitze, der Daumenkante. Day 11, with drunkfox; climbs TBD. Day 12 relocate to Wolkenstein. Day 13 with Mauro Bernardi; Oestliche Mur di Pisciadu, SW Buttress. Day 14, rest day. Day 15 (tentative plan) Piz Pordoi with RKM on Mariakante, possibly with Mauro Bernardi. Day 16 , climbing with RKM, routes TBD. Day 17, rest day. Maybe some hiking and photography. Day 18; Boeeseekofel, via Dorigatti/Giambsi with Mauro. Day 19 R & R. Day 20; Via Gulck on Torre Firenze. Day 21 R & R. Day 22 Piz Ciavazes, either Kleiner Michellizi or Ramp Route. Day 23-relocate to Saxony-Anhalt for some Genealogicla studies regarding Grandfather's family. Possible visits to Saxische Schweiz near Dresden. Things after this become somewhat obscure, but plan on visiting Lutherstadt Wittenberg for the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Refermation. Then--back to Munich, Hofbrauhaus, and thence to Denver on the 22nd of September.

Note: As with all plans of this nature, I'm at the mercy of the weather. In 2014, I had similar optimistic plans, but rain and cold conditions really screwed things up.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 9, 2017 - 09:12am PT
I had a case of Grosser Falzaregoturm once, but it responded to a course of abseiling.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2017 - 03:17pm PT
More good news--I heard back from Mauro Bernardi, and we're set for a couple climbs later in the trip. RKM is heading back earlier, so I'm again shelling out some coin to climb with the area's expert. There are a bunch of climbs I have on my bucket list; 2 route on Boeseekofel--either one would be a trophy climb, but the Dorigatti-Giambisi is a beautiful looking climb at the 5.8 level. I've never climbed anything on Piz Ciavazes, either.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Apr 26, 2017 - 03:20pm PT
Stoked for you! Love that part of the world
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Apr 26, 2017 - 05:48pm PT
You probably already know this but there is lots of loose rock in the Kleiner Falzaregoturm, heck there is lots of loose rock in most of the Dolomites. I loved the Vajolet Towers. The Torre Delago was excellent!

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/south-west-arete-delagokante/107937972
Winter

climber
Apr 27, 2017 - 06:57am PT
When you climb Piz Pordoi, be sure to leap over the railing with all of your climbing gear like James Bond and then sit down to enjoy a plate of lasagna and bottle of red wine before the tram ride down to the base.

ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Apr 27, 2017 - 08:38am PT
You go Brokedown!

Day 9, climb at Cinque Torri with RKM.

Inquire as to Umberto and Ines's health if you would. I think the kids are now running the place. Say hi from the Texas Yahoos and the Bear. We used to take Umberto a bottle of tequila when we visited.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 27, 2017 - 11:14am PT
Tip a few Dago reds and whites, Roger. Next time I do , I will think of you traipsing in the Alps. Cheers.

If you come across a white wine called Kerner, give it a try. You will be pleasantly surprised.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2017 - 09:19pm PT
Wayno-

I'll be at the CoR in June, bringing a 6 bottle case of Bolla Bardolino! I will be drinking that to get in shape for more serious vinous undertakings in Italy.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 9, 2017 - 09:36pm PT
hey there say... love the dolomites... :)

thanks for sharing... :)

have a fun safe trip!

:)
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