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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 22.4 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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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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Featured Route For Punta Delle Cinque Dita
The Fuenffingerspitze from Sella Pass.

Normal Route 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Europe : Italy : ... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita
The route starts on the North side of the mountain relative to the Toni Demetz Hut. A chimney defines the start. Climbing right of the chimney, four pitches of easy 5th class or UIAA III+(~5.4) surmount the initial wall, and lead to a large boulder and scree covered ramp leading up and climber's left. The ramp is ~ 300 feet of roped scrambing, normally done climbing in coils, UIAA Gr. I & II. The route now heads into the Daumanscharte, or notch between the main peak and the Thumb for 2 leads. Ce...[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.