Pistol Pete and i have arrived to the "Almighty Dolomites", as the recent Rock&Ice article put it. Armed with the new Rockfax guide, we are faced with huge cliffs and massive classic routes put up over the last 115 years. People were climbing 20pitch grade 14s (gr. IV) here in 1901! For warm up we did the 200m "South Rib" on Hexenstein" (IV+). We double pitched it ie did the 8 pitches in 4, taking 2:15hrs. We had lunch of sausage+beer in Cortina's main square for $10....it was full of people out on Sunday. Unfortunately it then started raining, which turned to snow overnite so today is enforced rest but weather should improve on Tue.