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Areas in Sassolungo (Langkolfel) group

Dito di Dio (Finger of God). 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Punta Delle Cinque Dita 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4
Salame del Sassolungo (Salamiturm) 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Sasso Levante Grohmann (Grohmannspitze) 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Steinerne Stadt 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Torre Innerkofler 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Via Ferrata 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Elevation: 9,500 ft
GPS: 46.524, 11.735 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Rodger Raubach on Sep 14, 2014
Admins: Tim Wolfe
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Description

The Sassolungo group is directly adjacent to the Sella group – sitting directly to the West of Sella Pass. This group of mountains is a horseshoe shaped set of peaks opening to the northwest. The North and Northeast faces of Sassolungo are complex, long (1000 meters) routes rising out of the Gardena valley below Sella pass. The South and West faces offera greater variety of routes of different lengths and difficulties.

The Langkofel Group--also known by it's Italian name as the Gruppo Sassolungo--consists of 3 major summits: Grohmannspitze, Fuenffingerspitze, and the Langkofelspitze. The corresponding Italian names are Sasso Levante Grohmann, Punta della Cinque Dita, and Spallone del Sassolungo. A smaller but no less important summit is the Innerkoflerspitze, Campanile Innerkofler in Italian.
The massive group of mountains is the feature which dominates the Groednertal, or Val Gardena, and sits on the Northwest side of the Sella Pass. The view from Wolkenstein is overpowering to the first time visitor.
Trails encircle the massif, and spur trails allow access to the major Jochs, or Forcellas in Italian.

Getting There

Most of the routes can be approached from Sella Pass, just north of Canazei. Paths circle the entire group
From the Groednertal, Wolkenstein is the major valley base, and Canazei from the East both provide access via the Sella Pass road.
Parking is available at the Sella Pass on the Wolkenstein side, although free spaces are difficult to obtain; there's paid parking available at the Sassolungo lift. (5 Euros, in 2014).

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I've used the German names exclusively in naming these summits, since these were in Austrian territory until 1917 and these are the names originally given. The province is South Tirol, and 3 languages are taught in the schools: German, Italian, and Ladin. Sep 14, 2014
The Rifugio at Langkofelscharte can be a lifesaver if/when the temperature drops rapidly and clouds envelop the peaks. A fire in the woodstove and hot drinks can bring the coldest climber back to functionality. Sep 14, 2014

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