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Italy - Arco - Route: Sottovuoto

Colodri - Sottovuoto (7a+/b, 200m, 5 pitches. P. Calza`) 

20th Dec in Arco?

6c,7a+/b, 6b, 6c, 6c+

Very sustained overhanging route in the 7a+/b grade max and 6c mandatory, well protected and never dangerous. The route is a partial modern interpretation of P. Calza` of an old extreme artificial route A3/A4 (Decima sinfonia T. Nannuzzi, M Marsigli 1982). In fact in some pitches of Sottovuoto the old pitons of "Decima sinfonia" are visible...

The route , as the name implies , is very steep and arouses a deep feeling of emptiness….(vuoto) under your shoes ;-)…Needless to say that any withdrawal can be extremely laborious!!!

updated and detailed Topo here: (Click)

" Short but intense " : I would say that is the best way to describe this route in two words , if we want a third I would say beautiful. The route runs along the cliffs of western Colodri right in front of the camp , a line aesthetically exceptional, overhanging from the beginning to the end .the route features 5 pitches, (not recommended for those suffering exposur ) alternating fingerholes , slopes ,  tufas and pockets . exhilarating the 3rd pitch clearly in overhang with its superlative red big tufas for 35m ....

Today with Manuel in a quick but intense Arco Trip characterized by great December sun.

Some pics below:




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Training - Self made trainingboard

Self made Wood carved Training Board

It is a bit that i am thinking about a feasible way to make a wood training board without spending too much. 
Well, this is the idea i came up with:
4 wood boards 28mm x 300mm x 1200mm (price ca. 5 Eur each, full wood)1m metal threaded rod (8mm) to be cutted in 4 pieces of 25cm each8 bolts M88 washer M8Wood specific gluesdrill2 or 4 crimping tools  to fix the panels while gluing them together (overnight)sandpaper grid 400 and 10010mm drill tip to make the fixing holes 25 mm drill tip to make  the starting holes at the edges of the  slotswood-saw
The A3 sized plan can be downloaded here as PDF (Click).
It is basically an assembly of woodboards which are easy to work with, without specific material. the boards are first carved and then glued together.
Below some pictures of the process.

Before to glue the panels need to be treated with a sort of protective agent to look alike the metolius woodboard... i choose the Swedish oil to paint the boards…

Austria - Tirol - Habicht (3277m)

In this dry year, a very nice tour in great snow for what concern the upper part of the tour.
ca 60 and more cm of fresh powder await the brave snow seekers.
Habicht (3277m) - 25km, 2000hm ca

careful - ski carrying up to ca 2200m.
the rest is great  ;-)
today we teamed up as 4 to alternate in tracking the fluffy withe pleasure

Austria - Tirol -MicroWenden

...awesome rock quality, ....long approach, .....wild and seldomly climbed, ......a nice day out ;-)