Tancul MicŢancul Mic (Tancul Mic)

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General characteristics

 Ţancul Mic 


Tancul Mic is, without any shadow of doubt, one of the most popular multi-pitch climbing walls in Costila. Its reduced height and route diversity offer something for every type of climber. Tancul Mic is also a good place for climbing schools on conglomerate, but holds also harder routes.
The routes here are mostly climbed in uncertain weather, as the wall is close to Costila Hut and also you can bail fast by abseiling.

From the Costila refuge, altitude 1670m, the superior border of the forest and the ragged terrain of Costila Valley can be found. The entrance to the this section of the valley is guarded by two rock spires: on the south side Tancul Mic (on the left as you climb the valley), bigger and pointier; on the north side Tancul Ascutit, smaller and rounder. Names don't always stick to geographical realities.

Acces to the south face: from Costila refuge cross Costila Valley and follow the path that traverses at the base of the wall. Continue upwards, through the forest, sticking close to the wall. You will very soon see the name of the routes written on the wall.

Descent: it is easy to abseil from most of the routes. As the specific of the routes from this wall is traversing, most of the time you will have to use belay stations from other routes. From the top of the wall you can follow the ridge West, towards the walls behind, where you will find a cable leading to a solid tree. From the tree you can reach the base of the south face through an abseil.

Water source: one spring at the entrance to the unmarked trail leading to Valea Alba (about 45min to Costila Refuge); a second spring on the path leading to Costila Refuge (20 min to the Costila Refuge), but this one can be dry or dirty at times.

Accomodation: Costila Hut

Information source
alpinet.org - http://alpinet.org/iic/iic00-11/1141.HTM
fralpinism.ro - http://www.fralpinism.ro/?cat=142
Titus Gonțea - http://titusgontea.blogspot.ro/2010/08/alpinism-mizantrotheosis-2010.html
Muntii Bucegi Drumetie Alpinism Schi - W Kargel, 2000
Komm mit 1979

Stone: conglomerate
Accommodation: Coştila Refuge
Orientation: S-E
Altitude: 1600 m
Height: 150 m



Nr.    Name    Grade    Length    Beauty    Type    Diaries    Climbs    
1.Fisura Răsucită (The Curly Crack) 5 star route Fantastic With description With topo Coordinates English translation4B4 pitches4,666666     Technical rock climbing2122
2.Fisura Însorită (The Sunny Crack) 5 star route Fantastic With description With topo Coordinates English translation5A5 pitches5     Technical rock climbing1114
3.Şoricelul (Mouse) With description Coordinates5B3 pitches3     Technical rock climbing11
4.Pasărea cu Barbă (The bird with the Beard) With description Coordinates5B3 pitches0     Technical rock climbing10
5.Hermann Buhl (Hermann Buhl) 5 star route Fantastic With description With topo With picture Coordinates English translation5A4 pitches5     Technical rock climbing2317
6.Noua Dictatură (The New Dictatorship) With description With topo Coordinates5A3 pitches0     Technical rock climbing00
7.Love Hearts (DDR - Din Dragostea Rămasă) (Love Hearts (DDR - Love Remaining)) Fantastic With description With picture Coordinates8-2 pitches3     Sport climbing21
8.Abyssus Inexpugnabilis (Abyssus Inexpugnabilis) Fantastic With description With topo With picture With comments Coordinates5B4 pitches5     Technical rock climbing02
9.Hardy (Hardy) With description With picture Coordinates5B4 pitches3,5     Technical rock climbing51
10.Suzana (Susana) 5 star route Fantastic With description With topo With picture Coordinates English translation5B4 pitches5     Technical rock climbing91
11.Mizantrotheosis (Mizantrotheosis) Fantastic With description With picture With comments Coordinates5B2 pitches5     Technical rock climbing31
12.Flamura Roşie (Pennant Red) With description With topo With picture Coordinates3B2 pitches3     Technical rock climbing25
13.Veveriţa (Squirrel) With description With topo Coordinates3B3 pitches0     Technical rock climbing33
14.Bursucul (Faţa Nordică) (The Badger (The North Face)) Unidentified route With description Coordinates3A4 pitches0     Technical rock climbing00
15.Iliada (The iliad) With description With picture CoordinatesM44 pitches0     Mixt20
16.Petit Jackson (Petit Jackson) With description CoordinatesM24 pitches4     Mixt41

Access and retreat

Track GPS:  - Tancul Mic.gpx
Acces duration: 1h45min
Retreat duration: 45min



Ţancul Mic

Route distribution


Ţancul Mic


GPS: N 4,54310419720042E+16°0.0' E 2,5501037214653E+16°0.0'    

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