Pizzo Badile - NE wall - White Line (TD - V/V+ VI)

First time ever on the NE wall, climbed following the White Line, a route opened by the mythical Igor Koller in 1978. The fame of the famous V degree of Koller, plus the comments of a couple of friends who already climbed the route, set our minds for a hard route. Really, the route is beautiful, with very scarce protections in place exept the final cracks, but in our opinion its difficulty does not go further than TD. It's a sustained V UIAA degree with only a couple of VI passages. Though it's technically harder than the Cassin route.

Climbed by Benigno and Lorenz on 28 July 2005

Photos and text by Lorenz