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Elevation: 7,947 ft 2,422 m
GPS: 46.50925, 11.7801
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Passo Sella is perhaps the busiest climbing area in the entire Dolomites range and for good reason. Within a few minutes walk exist literally hundreds of multi-pitch routes of all grades and all types (traditional and sport). The majority of the routes catch a fair amount of sun so tend to be dry and climbable most days in the mid summer and fall even during unsettled weather (unlike the North faces and even West faces during some of the wetter seasons).

For organizational purposes, the routes listed in this area include those in 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. (Piz Ciavezes, all the Sella Towers, Torre delle Mesules). Those looking for the sport climbing area near this pass (Citta Dei Sassi) should look at the Sassolungo section as those routes are on the opposite side of the pass and adjacent to Sassolungo. (The exception here is the sport climbing area Frea which is between Sella pass and Gardena pass but is so close to the Gardena pass that it is listed there rather than in the Sella pass grouping). 

Getting There Suggest change

From the tourist town of Canazei drive East to the round about, take the last exit in the round about and drive up the hill towards Passo Sella and Passo Pordoi on road #48. At the junction a few kilometers up hill cross the road (you have to yield to downhill traffic) and go up road 242 all the way up the many switch backs to the top of the pass. Park at the appropriate location for the mountain you intend to climb.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Passo Sella Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Rampenfuehre / "Ramp" Route
Trad 10 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Via Rossi - Tomasi
Trad 8 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Kleine Micheluzzi/"Little Michel…
Trad 10 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Trenker
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Steger
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
North West Arete - Kasnapoff
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Vinatzer
Trad 13 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Schubert (Friendship Route)
Trad 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Messner
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Tissi Route
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Big Micheluzzi
Trad 12 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Abram Arete
Trad 12 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Delenda Carthago
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Papa Giovanni Paolo II
Sport 6 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Roberta83
Sport 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rampenfuehre / "Ramp" Route Piz Ciavazes
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 10 pitches
Via Rossi - Tomasi Piz Ciavazes
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 8 pitches
Kleine Micheluzzi/"Little M… Piz Ciavazes
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 10 pitches
Trenker First Sella Tower
 15
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Steger First Sella Tower
 20
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
North West Arete - Kasnapoff Second Sella Tower
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Vinatzer Third Sella Tower
 18
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 13 pitches
Schubert (Friendship Route) Piz Ciavazes
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Messner Second Sella Tower
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Tissi Route First Sella Tower
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Big Micheluzzi Piz Ciavazes
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 12 pitches
Abram Arete Piz Ciavazes
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 12 pitches
Delenda Carthago First Sella Tower
 4
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Papa Giovanni Paolo II Piz Ciavazes
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 6 pitches
Roberta83 Piz Ciavazes
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 9 pitches
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