The Dolomites: Rock climbs & Via Ferrata (Rockfax Climbing Guide Series)



This guide covers everything you need for a climbing trip or via feratta in the dolomites.


The elegant and dramatic peaks of the Dolomites, one of the most recently designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, have long epitomised the ideals of climbers the world over.

These spectacular limestone and dolomite monoliths rise abruptly from beautiful meadows, their pale faces contrasting starkly with the vibrant colour of the surrounding alpine pastures, to create one of the most instantly recognisable landscapes in the World. Located in northern Italy, and representing a true mix of Italian and Austrian culture, these so-called ‘Pale Alps’ contain climbing of every shape and size. Single pitch sport crags lie beside kilometre-long traditional routes, with climbs which are steeped in history running parallel to modern bolted lines. The area is particularly renowned for its via ferrata, cabled routes predating the Great War which give superb access to some of the World’s most striking summits.
The metal wires, interspersed with breathtaking ladders and unlikely suspension bridges, provide aerial assault courses which combine the thrill of an ascent on rock with the security of a protected mountain scramble. This Rockfax guide covers everything you need for a climbing trip regardless of ability, whether it be sport, trad, via ferrata or a combination of all three.

It features all the major areas and is the only guidebook available to have such comprehensive coverage. Catinaccio, Val di Fassa, Marmolada, Sella Group, Val Gardena, Fanis Group, Lagazuoi Group, Tofana Group, Cinque Torri, Cortina Basin, Cadini di Misurina, Tre Cime.

Areas and Crags Included
Catinaccio / Rosengarten
Masare & Roda de Vael (Via Ferrata)
Porte Neigre
Cima Catinaccio
Punta Emma
Vajolet Towers
Catinaccio d’Antermoia (Via Ferrata)Val di Fassa
Franco Gadoti (Via Ferrata)
Magnifici Quattro (Via Ferrata)
Col Ombert / Kaiserjeger (Via Ferrata)
The Val Duron – Sentiero Massimiliano (Via Ferrata)
– Laurenzi – Molignon (Via Ferrata)
Penia di Canazei
Dei Finanzieri / Colac (Via Ferrata)
Marmolada Group
Passo Fedaia & Pian dei Fiacconi
Marmolada West Ridge (Via Ferrata)
Eterna Brigata Cadore – Punta Serauta (Via Ferrata)
Marmolada – South Face

Pordoi Pass
Via delle Trincee – La Mesola (Via Ferrata)
Cesare Piazzetta – Piz Boe (Via Ferrata)
Sas Pordoi – South Face

Sella Pass
Sass Pordoi – North West Face
Piz Ciavazes
Sella Towers
Delle Mèsules – Possnecker (Via Ferrata)
Col Rodella (Via Ferrata)
Città dei Sassi

Val Gardena
Odle Group
Sass Rigais (Via Ferrata)
Sandro Pertini (Via Ferrata – CLOSED)
Piz da Cir V Via (Via Ferrata)
Tridentina Crag
Torre Brunico & Mur de Pisciadù
Brigata Tridentina (Via Ferrata)
Oscura della Luna – North Face
Sas Ciampac
Piz da Lech (Via Ferrata)

Fanis / Fanes Group
Sas dla Crusc / Sasso della Croce
Sasso delle Nove / Sass de les Nu
Punte (Zimes) di Fanes (Via Ferrata)
Cima del Lago
Cima Scotoni
Tomaselli – Cima Fanes Sud (Via Ferrata)
Lagazuoi NordLagazuoi
Lagazuoi PiccoloSas de Stria
Sas de Stria / Hexenstein

Falzarego Towers & Col dei Bos
Torre Grande & Torre Piccola di Falzarego
Col dei Bos / degli Alpini (Via Ferrata)
Col dei Bos – South Face

Tofana Group
Tofana de Rozes
Giovanni Lipella – Tofana di Rozes (Via Ferrata)
Tofana di Mezzo (Via Ferrata)

Cinque Torri & Averau
Cinque Torri – Torre Grande, Seconda, Terza / Latina, Quarta, Quinta / Inglese, Trephor, Massi.
Averau (Via Ferrata)
Averau South West Face

Cortina d’Ampezzo basin
Ettore Bovero – Col Rosa (Via Ferrata)
Punta Fiames
Michielli Strobel – Punta Fiames (Via Ferrata)
Ski Club 18 (Via Ferrata)
Ivano Dibona (Via Ferrata)
Marino Bianchi – Cima di Mezzo (Via Ferrata)
Sorapiss Circuit: (Berti, Sentiero Carlo Minazio, Vandelli – Via Ferrata)

Misurina Area
Monte (Piz) Popena Basso
Punta Col de Varda
Torre Wundt
Il Gobbo, Torre del Diavolo and Torre Leo
Merlone – Cima del Cadin West Face (Via Ferrata)

Tre Cime
Cima Piccola
Punta Frida
Cima Piccolissima
Cima Grande
Cima Ovest
Sentiero de Luca / Innerkofler (Via Ferrata)
Delle Scalette – Torre Toblino (Via Ferrata)

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