Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) Group
Cima Ovest di Laverado from Forcella di Laverado.
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)
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.
Weather station 9.6 miles from here
8 Total Routes
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North Face - Comici 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Europe
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Everything on this route is good! It's just a mega classic steep climb, with no badly loose sections.On the Ringband, traverse on the right and get to the summit via the Normalweg(4th class).Long thought to be an impossible wall, Comici proved everyone wrong.The uber-classic of the thirties - the most famous 6-route.Comici went back in 1937 and bagged the first solo ascend of the route.You can pull on gear through all the cruxes. Many pitons on the lower steep part of the climb.A great climb!The...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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|Comments on Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) Group
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 (www.freytagberndt.com).
Road-map to Tre Cima/Drei Zinnen
Morning @ Rifugio Auronzo.
View of Toll Road to Misurina.