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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 14.7 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['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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Featured Route For First Sella Tower
Photo by Roger Raubach of the SW face of First Sel...

Delenda Carthago 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : Italy : ... : First Sella Tower
This is a nice quick route to do when you have half a day or the weather is questionable later in the day. There are some very good bolted pitches on this route and some not so great pitches but overall it is a worthy outing.Pitch 1: Climb up some loose broken rock to the left of the Trenker corner towards a ramp. The ramp has occasional old pitons for protection but you should also have a few small cams and or wires and threads. Climb up and right past all the pins until you reach a spike to st...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Early morning on the first Sella Tower.  Piz Pordo...
Early morning on the first Sella Tower. Piz Pordo...
Climbing on the First Sella Tower, with Sassolungo...
Climbing on the First Sella Tower, with Sassolungo...
Hiking off from the First Sella Tower.  Piz Pordoi...
Hiking off from the First Sella Tower. Piz Pordoi...
South side of the First Sella Tower.  West Ridge (...
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 Sellatur...
Telephoto view of the Sella Towers. First Sellatur...
First Sellaturm, and the Trenker Crack is clearly ...
BETA PHOTO: First Sellaturm, and the Trenker Crack is clearly ...
Sella Towers from Steinerne Stadt. The "Locom...
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.
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