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Elevation: 9,830'
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Submitted By: eDixon on May 26, 2007  with updates from Rodger Raubach
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Description 

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 16.0 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['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 Punta Delle Cinque Dita:
The Thumb   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches   
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Featured Route For Punta Delle Cinque Dita
Funffingerspitzen from the base of the tram

Fünffingerspitzen Traverse 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : Italy : ... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita
This is a gorgeous climb! Airy & excitingly exposed with panoramic views. This climb is VERY popular so catching the first tram is advised. Be prepared to have people on your heels and lined up behind you, but it's worth dealing with the crowds. The climb has solid rock with lots of holds. Once you climb to the notch it follows the arête (north ridge) to the top of the thumb. There are well used slings at the top of the thumb (it could stand to have a gift of better slings with rings in multipl...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Punta Delle Cinque Dita Slideshow Add Photo
The 'Thumb' on Punta Delle Cinque Dita.
The 'Thumb' on Punta Delle Cinque Dita.
The summit of the "Thumb" on the right w...
The summit of the "Thumb" on the right w...
Getting to Langkofelscharte (Forcella Sassolungo) ...
Getting to Langkofelscharte (Forcella Sassolungo) ...
All the amenities are available at Rifugio Toni De...
All the amenities are available at Rifugio Toni De...
The lift terminal between Fuenffingerspitze and La...
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
Sep 23, 2014
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
Sep 23, 2014
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.