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First Sella Tower

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First Sella Tower 

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


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.

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',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+ E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 590'   
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Featured Route For First Sella Tower
The Steger route follows the left hand skyline (West Ridge) staying mostly just right of the crest.

Steger 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  Europe : Italy : ... : First Sella Tower
A frequently climbed “itinerario elegante”. The route basically follows the west ridge by staying mostly slightly climber’s right of the ridge proper.From the low saddle between the locomotive to the left, and the main ridge to the right, scramble up fairly easy terrain to the top of the saddle, and, scramble across the low angle ridge and set up to belay behind a small pinnacle.Climb up a short wall, follow a few fixed pins, and head up a face then slightly right to a fixed belay on a shallow ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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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...
Summit of the First Sella Tower.
Summit of the First Sella Tower.
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 (...
First Sellaturm, and the Trenker Crack is clearly evident in the sharply delineated dihedral.
BETA PHOTO: First Sellaturm, and the Trenker Crack is clearly ...
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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 it´s generally quieter.