The Cimone della Pala has been called "the Matterhorn of the Dolomites," and with good cause. Driving to the valley base of San Martino di Castrozza from either Trento or Bolzano over Passo Rolle, this magnificent peak is the first member of the Pala Group encountered. Almost everyone stops and takes a picture of this attractive peak, and the principal climbing route is nearest the camera: the NW Ridge.
From Bolzano or Trento from the West,; San Martino di Castrozza as a valley base.
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Northwest Ridge 5.4 Trad, 10 pitches, 1000 feet
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Northwest Ridge 5.4 International : Dolomites : ... : Cimone della Pala
Begin on an easy ascending traverse from the scree, diagonalling upwards to the left by following a prominent ledge system, and ultimately reaching the NW ridge proper. Follow the narrow ridge towards the summit, reaching another major ledge system. Follow the distinct ridge/arete to a platform below the startling summit block. Move around onto the North face and then upwards through a 40 meter long steep gully to a low point in the summit ridge. Climb over several blocks to the actual summit. D...[more] Browse More Classics in International