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Areas in Sella Group

Corvara to Arraba area (East side) 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Passo Gardena area (Grodner Joch) down to Corvara 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Passo Pordoi Area 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Passo Sella Area 25 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13 / 27
Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 46.519, 11.821 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Tim Wolfe on Jan 14, 2011
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sella Group

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Ferrata Brigata Tridentina
TR, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rampenfuehre / "Ramp" Route
Trad 10 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fedele
Trad 26 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Steger
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
South Pillar, a.k.a. “Mariakante”
Trad 9 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
North West Arete - Kasnapoff
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Vinatzer
Trad 13 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Schubert (Friendhip Route)
Trad 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Messner
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tissi Route
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Big Micheluzzi
Trad 12 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Abram Arete
Trad 12 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Roberta83
Sport 9 pitches
Ferrata Brigata Tridentina Passo Gardena are… > Via Ferrata 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b TR, Alpine
Rampenfuehre / "Ramp" Route Passo Sella Area > Piz Ciavazes 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 10 pitches
Fedele Passo Pordoi Area > Piz Pordoi 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 26 pitches
Steger Passo Sella Area > First Sella Tower 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
South Pillar, a.k.a. “Maria… Passo Pordoi Area > Piz Pordoi 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 9 pitches
North West Arete - Kasnapoff Passo Sella Area > Second Sella Tower 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Vinatzer Passo Sella Area > Third Sella Tower 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 13 pitches
Schubert (Friendhip Route) Passo Sella Area > Piz Ciavazes 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Messner Passo Sella Area > Second Sella Tower 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Tissi Route Passo Sella Area > First Sella Tower 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Big Micheluzzi Passo Sella Area > Piz Ciavazes 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 12 pitches
Abram Arete Passo Sella Area > Piz Ciavazes 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 12 pitches
Roberta83 Passo Sella Area > Piz Ciavazes 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 9 pitches
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