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Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) Group Rock Climbing 

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The mighty North Face of the Cima Grande is in the...


Some of the most classic and famous climbs are found on the Tre Cime (Drei Zinnen).
The Mega-Classics include the Preuss-Riss on Cima Piccolissima, (Preuss,1911), The Gelbe Kante on Cima Piccola(Comici), The Comici and the Hasse-Brandler(Hasse,Brandler,Löw,Siegrist 1958) on the North-Face of Cima Grande, the Cassin and the Schweizerweg(Weber,Schelbert 1959) on Cima Ovest. The Comici is arguably the most famous climb in the dolomites. The routes are crowded all summer during good weather.
The rock quality is basically poor but good on the classics, because the loose holds disappear. Mostly crimps.
Get an early start to avoid crowds on the Comici.
The North-Face of Cima Ovest is home to two of the hardest routes in the Alps, namely Panaroma (14b) and Bellavista (14b) which both follow incredbly steep and spectacular lines. These amazing routes were first ascended and free climbed by Alexander Huber.
There are also some nice boltprotected climbs by C. Hainz.(phantom der Zinne(13a), Oetzi trifft Yeti(12b)...)Take some gear. Better wait for warmer weather with no thunderstorms, for ideal conditions.
If it's too cold for the North Faces you can climb the Yellow edge or Oetzi trifft Yeti(noon-evening sun) on Cima Piccola)

Getting There 

To access the Tre Cime – From Cortina drive to Misurina (20 minutes northeast of Cortina). Just north of Misurina, turn right and follow signs up the small road north east into the Tre Cime area until you reach the toll booth. At this point there are two options: 1. Pay the 24 euro toll and drive the 5 KM up to the car park at Rifugio Auronzo and park. 2. Park just below the tool booth and hike up the well marked path (#101 – signed about 30 meters down from the parking) for 1-2 hours to Rifugio Auronzo – saving the 24 Euros for dinner or booze at the end of the day but adding a bit of hiking to the days start and end.
The approaches are obvious from the parking lot at the Rifugio Auronzo hut.
Go around left for Cima Ovest and right/straight for the rest.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) Group

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) Group:
Cima Piccola – South Arete Yellow edge   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1100'   Cima Piccola
North Face - Comici   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 1475'   Cime Grande
Cima Ovest-North Face - Cassin   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, Alpine, 1500'   Cima Ovest
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Featured Route For Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) Group
Rock Climbing Photo: Cime Picolissima from the Forcella di Laverado.

Cime Piccolissima South Face - Cassin 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13  Europe : Italy : ... : Cima Piccolissima
This is a steep, relatively bold line up the South face of Cima Piccolissima. The rock appears shattered but due to innumerable ascents it is solid and clean with crisp edges and in-cut jugs. The final pitches (10 and 11 to the true summit) are loose and generally avoided by traversing directly left for 70 meters to the rappels.Pitch 1 / 2: 5.7 50 meters – you can do both first pitches as a single pitch with good sling and rope technique and establish yourself in a good spot for belaying the n...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) Group Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cima Ovest di Laverado from Forcella di Laverado.
Cima Ovest di Laverado from Forcella di Laverado.
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the "Classic" view of the Tre Ci...
BETA PHOTO: This is the "Classic" view of the Tre Ci...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cima Picolissima di Laverado from Forcella di Lave...
Cima Picolissima di Laverado from Forcella di Lave...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shirley following pitch 7 of Comici on the north f...
Shirley following pitch 7 of Comici on the north f...

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By farkas.time
From: Storrs, CT
Sep 28, 2013
Tre cime has dozens of routes. Separating this into sub-areas, such as each peak, and even sub-sub areas with each face would be worthwhile to facilitate the development of this area as people add routes.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Dec 18, 2013
I found this map at a gas station along the freeway in Austria (
Rock Climbing Photo: Road-map to Tre Cima/Drei Zinnen
Road-map to Tre Cima/Drei Zinnen

Rock Climbing Photo: Morning @ Rifugio Auronzo.  View of Toll Road to M...
Morning @ Rifugio Auronzo.
View of Toll Road to Misurina.

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