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.
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.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 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
The 'Thumb' on Funffingerspitzen is one of the best of the short moderate Dolomite climbs. You can take the lift to the Demetz Hut for a few Euros. The approach is literally five minutes. I found the climb to be 9 pitches with 6 rappels. Steep and exposed but at a moderate level (5.6/5.7) if you stay right on the edge. I took a light 7mm, 150’ line for the rappels. The first two are obvious from the summit south. In the notch at the base of the second rap, follow a line of polished rock and fixed pins around the side (heading east) of the 'Thumb'. After this easy 5th class pitch, follow carins down and back to the north until you find a big carin at the edge of a steep wall. Four 25m raps place you at about the same spot you changed shoes. This is right on top of the Demetz Hut. Lunch and the lift down to the car! This is a great solo if you’re into it (one to two hours). For a roped team it should be about 3 hours. If you go in the afternoon, you might have the route to yourself. Clean, solid and exposed rock – the best!