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Piz Pordoi

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Fedele T 
South Pillar, a.k.a. “Mariakante” T 

Piz Pordoi  


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Elevation: 9,685'
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Submitted By: eDixon on May 25, 2007
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Description 

The Piz Pordoi in the broad peak that is easily distinguished by the black water steaks running down the north-west face. This is a large face that contains some long and enjoyable routes. Due to the length of the routes, the rock quality can vary. Overall the climbing is good and some of the finest long routes at the grade can be found here.

Getting There 

Most of the climbing can be accessed from off the Sella Pass road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 22.4 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['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 Piz Pordoi:
Fedele   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 26 pitches, 2625'   
South Pillar, a.k.a. “Mariakante”   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 9 pitches, 820'   
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The start of the route is in a gully system that is undercut by a few feet. To verify you are in the right place, look up for a small tower to the left and the main wall on the right. Pitch 1 (20m): Getting off the ground is one of the cruxes of the route due to the undercut start. Once established on the rock in the gully, head up and slightly left clipping a few pitons to a big single bolt anchor with rings in the gully. Careful with the loose rock in the gully—your belayer will appreciate ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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View of the Sass Pordoi tram near the top of the Mariakante rock climb.
View of the Sass Pordoi tram near the top of the M...
Enjoying lunch at the summit restaurant on Sass Pordoi, after a 12-pitch climb. <br /> <br />Photo by Bruce Hildenbrand.
Enjoying lunch at the summit restaurant on Sass Po...
Nearing the top of Piz Pordoi.  Piz Ciavazes and Sassolungo in the background.
Nearing the top of Piz Pordoi. Piz Ciavazes and S...
Hiking to Piz Pordoi.
Hiking to Piz Pordoi.
The base area at the Sass Pordoi tram. <br /> <br />We hiked up for an hour, did a 12-pitch rock climb to the summit, had lunch at the summit restaurant, and rode the tram back down.
The base area at the Sass Pordoi tram. We hiked u...
Sass Pordoi West Face.
Sass Pordoi West Face.
High resolution photo from Seilbahn. Use the magnification tool to study route details.
BETA PHOTO: High resolution photo from Seilbahn. Use the magni...
Sass Pordoi and the long haul up the scree fields via trail to the base of Mariakante.
Sass Pordoi and the long haul up the scree fields ...

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