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Piz Pordoi 
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Passo Pordoi Area  


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Elevation: 9,685'
Location: 46.48801, 11.811 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

The routes listed within this are consist of those on the South Eastern aspects of the main Sella Massif extending from Val Lasties (the left side of Piz Pordoi) up over Passo Pordoi and down to the village of Arraba.

Getting There 

Passo Pordoi is a short drive up towards Passo Sella followed by a right turn at the junction and a climb up to Passo Pordoi. The routes in this area are accessed from a variety of locations. The large west face of Piz Pordoi is accessed from the Sella Pass road near the bar and Rifugio just prior to the switch backs climbing up to Passo Sella. The South face of Sass Pordoi is accessed from the top of Passo Pordoi. Some of the south eastern routes approached may start in Arraba.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.3 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 Passo Pordoi Area:
Fedele   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 26 pitches, 2625'   Piz Pordoi
South Pillar, a.k.a. “Mariakante”   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 9 pitches, 820'   Piz Pordoi
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Featured Route For Passo Pordoi Area
On the traversing fifth pitch.

South Pillar, a.k.a. “Mariakante” 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  Europe : Italy : ... : Piz Pordoi
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 M...
View of the Sass Pordoi tram near the top of the M...
Enjoying lunch at the summit restaurant on Sass Po...
Enjoying lunch at the summit restaurant on Sass Po...
Nearing the top of Piz Pordoi.  Piz Ciavazes and S...
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.  We hiked u...
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 magni...
BETA PHOTO: High resolution photo from Seilbahn. Use the magni...
Sass Pordoi and the long haul up the scree fields ...
Sass Pordoi and the long haul up the scree fields ...

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