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Cima della Madonna Rock Climbing 

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Cima della Madonna on Right, Sass Maor on Left.


The Cima della Madonna is one of the major summits within the Pala Group in the Eastern Dolomites.

Getting There 

Access to the climbs is from Rifugio del Velo at 2358 meters. The refugio is reached from the San Martino-Fiero di Primiero road via a track to Rifugio Malga Civertaghe. A 2 hour walk brings one to Rifugio Velo.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Cima della Madonna

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cima della Madonna:
Scarf Arete, a.k.a. "Spigolo del Velo."   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 10 pitches, 1350'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Low on Scarf Arete, 1963. Giacomo Scalet leading.

Scarf Arete, a.k.a. "Spigolo del Velo." 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : Italy : ... : Cima della Madonna
The climb attacks the arete directly and soon passes over the famous "organ pipe holds." The climbing is exceptional and continuously steep. After reaching the top of the initial buttress, continue up the crest of the arete to a second buttress top; a long stretch across a gap to the final headwall is required. The climbing is astounding, on rock resembling a big petrified spongeDescend via the Winkler chimney between the Cima della Madonna and Sass Maor by a marked 2nd and 3rd class s...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cima della Madonna from the highway nearest the pe...
Cima della Madonna from the highway nearest the pe...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cima della Madonna, September 6, 1963.
Cima della Madonna, September 6, 1963.

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