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Submitted By: eDixon on May 26, 2007  with updates from Rodger Raubach
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Punta Delle Cinque Dita is located west of the Sella Towers and Sella Pass. It is easily identified by the prominent tower-like feature (The Thumb) to the right of the main summit when viewing from the road. The climbing is relatively easy and this often leads to crowds. The rock is of average quality, but the summit itself is quite worthwhile.

Getting There 

Start at the Sella Pass Hut. You can either hike from here in about 1 hour, or, take the lift which deposits you more or less at the base of the route.

Climbing Season

Weather station 22.4 miles from here

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Punta Delle Cinque Dita:
The Thumb   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches   
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This spire is spectacular - from any angle.

The Thumb 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Europe : Italy : ... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita
Pitch 1 - Face climb up to the large scree covered ledge.Pitch 2 - Traverse right along the ledge to the base of the ridge.Pitch 3 - Face climb up with good holds to a stance on a smaller ledge.Pitch 4 - Face climb up to a shoulder on the ridge near some blocks.Pitch 5 - Leave the ledge and follow a broken crack system up to a small ledge.Pitch 6 - Face climb up on good holds to another small ledge.Pitch 7 - Face climb up on more exposed terrain.Pitch 8 - More face climbing up along the ridge.Pi...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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The 'Thumb' on Punta Delle Cinque Dita.
The 'Thumb' on Punta Delle Cinque Dita.
The summit of the "Thumb" on the right with the lower 4 rappels down the wall on the left.
The summit of the "Thumb" on the right with the lo...
Getting to Langkofelscharte (Forcella Sassolungo) is an easy choice; either take the single person Gondola, or trudge up an extremely steep slope on a rocky trail for several hours.
Getting to Langkofelscharte (Forcella Sassolungo) ...
All the amenities are available at Rifugio Toni Demetz, including sleeping accomodations.
All the amenities are available at Rifugio Toni De...
The lift terminal between Fuenffingerspitze and Langkofel.
The lift terminal between Fuenffingerspitze and La...
Gondola station at Langkofelscharte.
Gondola station at Langkofelscharte.

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By Giulio
From: Waterville, ME
Jul 12, 2007
Doloimites rule!!!
By Rodger Raubach
2 hours ago
The Punta della Cinque Dita (a.k.a. "Fuenffingerspitze") may be the most photographed mountain in the Dolomites, due to it's unusual appearance and ease of access for photographers.
By Rodger Raubach
58 mins ago
The peak is also a favorite with the local Alpine Guides due to ease of access, relatively easy climbing, mostly abseil descent to the starting point and the Gondola lift.