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First Sella Tower  


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Elevation: 8,310'
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Submitted By: eDixon on May 25, 2007
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Pete on the easy ridge of 1 Sella Tower

Description 

The first of the five Sella towers. They are the summits located to the west end of the Sella group. First Sella Tower is the smallest, however most popular. The climbing is of an easier grade and the approach is short and straightforward. This leads to a highly polished climbing surface.

Getting There 

To approach the First Sella Tower, park at the top of Sella Pass. Most of the approaches take about 30 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 22.4 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for First Sella Tower:
Tissi Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 590'   
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Trenker 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : Italy : ... : First Sella Tower
This route ascends a large groove on the south-west corner of the tower.Pitch 1 - After scrambling up some rock steps, climb up the prominent corner/groove to the right of the south face. (40m)Pitch 2 - The "Trenker Crack". Stem up the polished corner with a wide crack/chimney in it. (40m)Pitch 3 - More easy climbing up the corner system. (40m)Pitch 4 - Follow the broken crack up to the end of the corner. (30m)Pitch 5 - Traverse right out of the corner system to the base of a chimney. (20m)Pit...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Early morning on the first Sella Tower.  Piz Pordoi in the background.
Early morning on the first Sella Tower. Piz Pordo...
Climbing on the First Sella Tower, with Sassolungo in the background.
Climbing on the First Sella Tower, with Sassolungo...
Hiking off from the First Sella Tower.  Piz Pordoi in the background.
Hiking off from the First Sella Tower. Piz Pordoi...
South side of the First Sella Tower.  West Ridge (Steger Route) on the left-hand sky line.
BETA PHOTO: South side of the First Sella Tower. West Ridge (...
Summit of the First Sella Tower.
Summit of the First Sella Tower.
Telephoto view of the Sella Towers. First Sellaturm in profile, and the Stegerkante forms the beautiful parabolic curve to the summit.
Telephoto view of the Sella Towers. First Sellatur...
First Sellaturm, and the Trenker Crack is clearly evident in the sharply delineated dihedral.
BETA PHOTO: First Sellaturm, and the Trenker Crack is clearly ...
Sella Towers from Steinerne Stadt. The "Locomotiv" formation stands out well at base of 1st Sella Tower.
Sella Towers from Steinerne Stadt. The "Locom...

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By Jacques Lepesant
Feb 11, 2010
very easy access, 20 minutes hike, so be prepared to wait or to choose the route where there is no traffic. this is probably one of the busiest peaks in the dolomites. the routes dry pretty fast after rain.
a good idea is to start later in the day, then itīs generally quieter.