Averau, Nuvolau, Croda da Lago Group Rock Climbing
Areas in Averau, Nuvolau, Croda da Lago Group
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DescriptionThese climbing sector of the Dolomites is situated near the Passo Giau which is located south of Cortina on the narrow road 638. It is fairly isolated, has a lot of hikers and an easy Via Ferrata on Averau peak right off the top of the pass
Getting ThereDrive south of Cortina, take road 638 left rather than going on to Passo Falzarego. As you approach Passo Giau, the Lastoni di formin wall will be on your left (East) and at the pass, Monte Gusela and Averau peak in on the right (West).
Monte Averau and Monte Gusela lie due north of Passo Giau along Path 452. You can also access these two mountains from Cinque Torre simply by hiking up the hill from the ski lift to the mountain of your choice. Lastoni di Formin is the huge flat topped wall/plateau facing West towards the road below the pass. It consist of multiple named faces (Torrione Marcella, Ponte de Giau, Gran Diadro, Spiz de Mondeval) that are accessed either from the top of the pass (longer walk) or from various parking spots along the road down the hill towards Cortina. Croda da Lago is the set of rugged peaks sitting due east (behind Lastoni di Formin when looking from the pass) of Lastoni di Formin. Croda da Lago routes are also accessed from road 638 about 10 km below Passo Giau (heading towards Cortina) via trails 437 or 434 then heading up trail 435 in the Val de Formin until you are below the route you seek.
Classic Climbing Routes at Averau, Nuvolau, Croda da Lago Group
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