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Monte Popena Basso Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,298'
Location: 46.58555, 12.24461 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Tim Wolfe, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on Feb 15, 2017
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Monte Popena Basso is a low summit, rather flat topped with a nice East face carrying a multitude of shorter routes of 4 to 7 pitches. A great place to climb if weather for the higher peaks is questionable, and for gaining experience on Dolomite rock. It can be viewed across the Misurinasee.

Getting There 

Drive to Misurina from Cortina d'Ampezzo. A pathway leads from just across from the HotelDolomiti , across the Highway leading to the Tre Cime di Laverado. This is a nice forested path which leads to the area on the left reached by the path. About an easy hour by trail to the base of the wall. An identifying feature is a left facing dihedral that rises the entire height of the face. That is the Mazzorana Dihedral.

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For the Dolomites area.

Weather station 10.9 miles from here

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Featured Route For Monte Popena Basso

Mazzorana Verschneidung (Mazzorana Dihedral). 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Europe : Italy : ... : Monte Popena Basso
The route starts off at ~ 5.5 and is of fairly uniform difficulty. The first pitch has several pitons for protection, ending at a slung "Sanduhr" (hourglass). Second pitch says in the dihedral, and ends on a fairly wide ledge running across the face. Mostly 5.3-5.4. Third pitch follows a 5.5 chimney, and ends at a piton protected belay stance. The final pitch leaves the dihedral and follows a flake system out on the face to the L....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Rodger Raubach
Feb 16, 2017
Monte Popena Basso makes a nice day of short climbs, and the area is a lovely rest day Klettergarten. Many routes of all difficulty exist, and are easily accessed.

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