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Cima della Madonna 
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Pala di San Martino 

Pala Group 


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Elevation: 7,500'
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Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on Nov 20, 2011
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Description 

The Pala Group is one of the most scenic and enchanting areas of the Dolomites, and the climbs here generally require more time due to longer approaches. Weather is often an issue here, and clouds frequently abound. The major rock climbing summits are the Cima Canali, Cima Della Madonna, and Pala di San Martino; the Cimone della Pala is a beautiful summit viewed driving over the Rolle Pass to the valley base of San Martino di Castrozza.


Getting There 

Access to San Martino di Castrozza is best from either Trento or Bolzano by driving over Passo Rolle, (German: Rolle Pass).


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Featured Route For Pala Group
Low on Scarf Arete, 1963. Giacomo Scalet leading.

Scarf Arete, a.k.a. "Spigolo del Velo." 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : Italy : ... : Cima della Madonna
The climb attacks the arete directly and soon passes over the famous "organ pipe holds." The climbing is exceptional and continuously steep. After reaching the top of the initial buttress, continue up the crest of the arete to a second buttress top; a long stretch across a gap to the final headwall is required. The climbing is astounding, on rock resembling a big petrified spongeDescend via the Winkler chimney between the Cima della Madonna and Sass Maor by a marked 2nd and 3rd class s...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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San Martino di Castrozza, early September morning, 1963.
San Martino di Castrozza, early September morning,...
San Martino di Castrozza from Cima della Madonna summit.
San Martino di Castrozza from Cima della Madonna s...
More recent photo from Passo Rolle.
More recent photo from Passo Rolle.
Cimone della Pala from Rolle Pass, first Fall snow 1963 (Passo Rolle).
Cimone della Pala from Rolle Pass, first Fall snow...
Sass Maor and Cima della Madonna, wreathed in clouds, as seen from San Martino di Castrozza.
Sass Maor and Cima della Madonna, wreathed in clou...
The summit in photo center is the Cima della madonna, and the pointed summit of the Sass Maor is to the immediate left.
The summit in photo center is the Cima della madon...
The massive form of the Pala di San Martino as seen from summit of Cima della Madonna.
The massive form of the Pala di San Martino as see...
Cimone della Pala from my Pension window in San Martino di Castrozza.
Cimone della Pala from my Pension window in San Ma...
Cimone della Pala. One of the few times I've actually seen the summit! The Pala Group is very prone to cloudiness.
Cimone della Pala. One of the few times I've actua...
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