Monte Coudrey - Albard : Pilier del Forte

Monte Coudrey - Albard : Pilier del Forte


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route_types: return_same_way
durations: 1 day(s)

climbing_outdoor_type: multi

configuration: pillar

quality: medium


5b > 5bA0

    II    P1 


elevation_min: 800 m

height_diff_difficulties: 125 m




Approach 30mins

If coming from Turin/Milan exit the autoroute at Pont-St-Martin, 40km before Aosta. Take direction Albard di Bard.
If coming from Aosta/Courmayeur exit at Verres Follow the national road past the crags of Machaby and through where the valley narrows at the Bard Fortress. Just as the valley opens out again you enter a village (Donnas) and just as you enter the village and opposite the first building on the right, there is a turn to the left, with a post with a set of blue signs 20m up the turning. The bottom of these signs is for Albard.
Follow the road and signposts, initially through vineyards, to its end (small tarmac carpark), some 3.5 kms up the hill, (though it seems much further).
Follow the track on the right, leaving almost immediately for a path on the left (this is the descent path from the Dr Jimmy sector, red marks.) The path soon crosses a little bridge with iron railings and becomes single track. After about 10 minutes you arrive at a boulder with the words "Mono Tiri" painted on one side and "Settore Lawrence” on the side visible to those descending. This is a one pitch climbing area that can be seen over on the right. Continue upwards to a viewpoint at a flat slab with the words “Settori Nuovi” painted on it. Turn right here following the indications for this area. You pass a ruined building with an ancient cable lift. Shortly after this keep right and upwards, (ignoring the little, descending path on the left,) to reach the base of a cliff. Continue rightwards, (avoid going too high,) until the path crosses some slabs with a fixed rope. Three routes start at the two bolts at the end of the fixed rope, (names painted on the rock.) Pilier del Forte is the leftmost and newest line. (”Pà Raumer E I Suoi Pargoli” is the right hand line and "Marimba" is the central one.)


P1 4c 30m
P2 5a 20m
P3 5a 25m
P4 4b 25m Belay at the birch tree, purple sling in situ.
P5 4a 25m


Either abseil down the neighbouring route, or take a faint path on the right, which leads back to the start.


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