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Pala Group Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 46.26798, 11.86764 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on Nov 20, 2011
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San Martino di Castrozza, early September morning,...

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).

Climbing Season

For the Dolomites area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Pala Group
Rock Climbing Photo: 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

Photos of Pala Group Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cima Della Madonna, from near San Martino di Castr...
Cima Della Madonna, from near San Martino di Castr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cimone della Pala. One of the few times I've actua...
Cimone della Pala. One of the few times I've actua...
Rock Climbing Photo: More recent photo from Passo Rolle.
More recent photo from Passo Rolle.
Rock Climbing Photo: The massive form of the Pala di San Martino as see...
The massive form of the Pala di San Martino as see...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cimone della Pala from my Pension window in San Ma...
Cimone della Pala from my Pension window in San Ma...
Rock Climbing Photo: The summit in photo center is the Cima della madon...
The summit in photo center is the Cima della madon...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sass Maor and Cima della Madonna, wreathed in clou...
Sass Maor and Cima della Madonna, wreathed in clou...
Rock Climbing Photo: San Martino di Castrozza from Cima della Madonna s...
San Martino di Castrozza from Cima della Madonna s...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cimone della Pala from Rolle Pass, first Fall snow...
Cimone della Pala from Rolle Pass, first Fall snow...

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