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Sella Group Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 46.5187, 11.8213 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Sella group is a sector within the Dolomites that consists of a large plateau with many climbs scattered all around the cliff below the palateau, including the popular routes at Sella pass (Sella towers, Piz Ciavazes), the enormous Sass Pordoi accessed from just above Canazei and from Pordoi pass, the Piz Boe routes, the Piz da Lec accessable from the lifts in Corvara and the Tridentina area with its very popular Via Ferrata just below Gardena pass. There are enough routes in the Sella area to fill several entire seasons of climbing.

Consequently, due to the many hundreds of routes and all the subpeaks, for organizational purposes this mountain massif has be subdivided into 4 sub-areas:

Passo Sella area - The South Western aspects of the group extending from Val Lasties (the valley to the right of Piz Ciavazes) up over Passo Sella and back around the Western side to Passo Gardena.

Passo Pordoi area - The South Eastern aspects of the group extending from Val Lasties (the left side of Piz Pordoi) up over Passo Pordoi and down to the village of Arraba.

Corvara to Arraba area - The Eastern side of the group extending from the Valley floor in Corvara up to Arraba.

Passo Gardena to Corvara area - The northern side of the group from the top of Passo Gardena down to Corvara (note the the routes on the north side of the road coming down from the pass are a separate mountain group and are contained in the Odle group).

Getting There 

Drive East from Bolzano or West from Cortina to Canazei (a nice area to base camp). From town you will be looking at Piz Ciavazes and up towards Sella pass. This is the Sella group. It is completely surrounded by a circular road that crosses multiple passes. Small villages exist all around the plateau where you can get food, beer, a room or find camping.

Climbing Season

For the Dolomites area.

Weather station 15.5 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',8],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',11],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sella Group

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sella Group:
Steger   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 600'   Passo Sella Area : First Sella Tower
Fedele   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 26 pitches, 2625'   Passo Pordoi Area : Piz Pordoi
South Pillar, a.k.a. “Mariakante”   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 9 pitches, 820'   Passo Pordoi Area : Piz Pordoi
North West Arete - Kasnapoff   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 820'   Passo Sella Area : Second Sella Tower
Vinatzer   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 13 pitches, 985'   Passo Sella Area : Third Sella Tower
Messner   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 820'   Passo Sella Area : Second Sella Tower
Schubert (Friendhip Route)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 820'   Passo Sella Area : Piz Ciavazes
Big Micheluzzi   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 12 pitches, 820'   Passo Sella Area : Piz Ciavazes
Tissi Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 590'   Passo Sella Area : First Sella Tower
Abram Arete   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 12 pitches, 1000'   Passo Sella Area : Piz Ciavazes
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Featured Route For Sella Group
Rock Climbing Photo: 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

Photos of Sella Group Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Sella Towers from Steinerne Stadt.
The Sella Towers from Steinerne Stadt.
Rock Climbing Photo: Southern Mountain in Sella Group - Sass Pordoi
Southern Mountain in Sella Group - Sass Pordoi
Rock Climbing Photo: South West side of Sella group - Piz Ciaves
South West side of Sella group - Piz Ciaves
Rock Climbing Photo: North side of Sella Group
North side of Sella Group
Rock Climbing Photo: Sella Towers
Sella Towers
Rock Climbing Photo: Sella Group from the West
Sella Group from the West

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