A stunningly beautiful group of mountains in the Dolomites to the East of Bolzano, quite near the Sella Pass routes and the town of Canazei. It contains many short, moderate classic lines as well as long routes. Access is easy. There are numerous huts to stay in right next to the climbs. There is also camping within a few miles (requiring a bus in the morning up to the access area due to no cars being allowed up the road).
Unless you stay in a hut up in the Rosengarten area, you will need to take a bus up in the morning (no driving allowed on the bus access road). Park in the car park on the main road between in the town of Pera and Pozza di Fassa, catch the 07:30 bus to the Gardeccia hut. From there you can hike to the base of the climbs.
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Cima Catinaccio East Face (Steger Route) 5.9- Trad, Alpine, 19 pitches, 1900 feet, Grade IV
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Cima Catinaccio East Face (Steger Route) 5.9- International : Dolomites : Catinaccio / Rosengarten Gr...
Description general: This is the classic line straight up the biggest part of the entire face. The exposure and views are stunning. The climbing is pretty easy making this a nice "big wall" in a day destination. Start to the left of the obvious crack and corner system that goes to the highest summit point. Scramble up and right into this system, follow the left hand corner system for 7 pitches, then traverse right into the right hand crack system that you follow to the summit. This route can be...[more] Browse More Classics in International