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Pomagagnon and Cristallo Group Rock Climbing 

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The town of Cortina d'Ampezzo is dominated on it's north side by the Pomagagnon Group. Access to this fine series of summits is easy from this superb valley base, which is well endowed with lodging and many fine eating establishments.

The Pomagagnon Group runs on a West to East direction, beginning on the west edge with Punta Fiames, Punta della Croce, and Campinile Dimai; a central portion contains the summits of Croda Longes, Croda Pomagagnon, Testa del Bartoldo, and Costa del Bartoldo; after another Forcella (gap), the summits resume with Punta Cestelis and Punta Erbing.

The Cristallo group is essentially a continuation of this ridge line but bends around north forming a leaf shaped group of mountains with the Pomagagnon ridge extending off it southern base like a stem of the leaf. This group includes Monte Cristallo, Piz Popena and Monte Popena and is crossed by the popular Ferrata Sentiero Ivano Dibona. The eastern aspect of this group sits above the village of Misurina and provides multiple relatively easy routes about 45 minutes hike from town.

Getting There 

Access from Cortina d'Ampezzo. Just outside of Cortina to the North on SS51.You park across the street at Hotel Fiames.

A road encircles the entire Cristallo Group leaving Cortina going east over
Passo Tre Croci (access to Monte Cristallo and to the famous Ferrata) to Misurina (access to Mnte Popena), then wrapping back around the north end of the group and reentering the north side of Cortina. Access to the Eastern flank is via Misurina

Climbing Season

For the Dolomites area.

Weather station 11.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pomagagnon and Cristallo Group

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pomagagnon and Cristallo Group:
"Spigolo Jori," SE Arete   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 15 pitches, 1350'   Punta Fiames
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"Spigolo Jori," SE Arete 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : Italy : ... : Punta Fiames
The route follows several easy pitches of the Via Commune , until the ledge system for a rising traverse across the face to the base of the Arete becomes obvious. The angle steepens and climbing becomes somewhat more challenging, but never extreme. The "crux" involves a series of moves around a corner onto the East face where a wide crack is surmounted back onto the arete proper. This is a leaning offwidth that is liberally supplied with pitons, and may approach 5.8 in difficulty. The options be...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Punta Fiames, the Western outpost of the Pomagagno...
BETA PHOTO: Punta Fiames, the Western outpost of the Pomagagno...
Rock Climbing Photo: This shows the central portion of the East-to-West...
BETA PHOTO: This shows the central portion of the East-to-West...
Rock Climbing Photo: The West Massif of the Pomgagnon Group, with the i...
The West Massif of the Pomgagnon Group, with the i...
Rock Climbing Photo: Enrico Maioni on "Spigolo Jori" - Punta ...
Enrico Maioni on "Spigolo Jori" - Punta ...

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By Jan-Thijs Menger
From: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Aug 18, 2013
Great climbing on solid rock. Park at the hospital and walk up past the helicopter landing pad. Follow the path to a marked path to the right and up to the rock.

P8 quite hard (harder for me than the cruxpitches).
By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Aug 14, 2016
How long is the approach?
By Rodger Raubach
Nov 6, 2016
Approach to the Jori Arete on Punta Fiames takes about an hour or maybe a bit less. Other routes on the more distant formations take up to 1 1/2 hours or thereabouts.

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