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Punta Delle Cinque Dita

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Punta Delle Cinque Dita Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,830'
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Submitted By: e Dixon on May 26, 2007  with updates from Rodger Raubach

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Punta Delle Cinque Dita is located west of the Sella Towers and Sella Pass. It is easily identified by the prominent tower-like feature (The Thumb) to the right of the main summit when viewing from the road. The climbing is relatively easy and this often leads to crowds. The rock is of average quality, but the summit itself is quite worthwhile.

Getting There 

Start at the Sella Pass Hut. You can either hike from here in about 1 hour, or, take the lift which deposits you more or less at the base of the route.

Climbing Season

Weather station 16.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Punta Delle Cinque Dita

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Punta Delle Cinque Dita:
The Thumb   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches   
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Featured Route For Punta Delle Cinque Dita
Rock Climbing Photo: Funffingerspitzen from the base of the tram

Fünffingerspitzen Traverse 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : Italy : ... : Punta Delle Cinque Dita
This is a gorgeous climb! Airy & excitingly exposed with panoramic views. This climb is VERY popular so catching the first tram is advised. Be prepared to have people on your heels and lined up behind you, but it's worth dealing with the crowds. The climb has solid rock with lots of holds. Once you climb to the notch it follows the arête (north ridge) to the top of the thumb. There are well used slings at the top of the thumb (it could stand to have a gift of better slings with rings in multip...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Gondola station at Langkofelscharte.
Gondola station at Langkofelscharte.
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting to Langkofelscharte (Forcella Sassolungo) ...
Getting to Langkofelscharte (Forcella Sassolungo) ...
Rock Climbing Photo: All the amenities are available at Rifugio Toni De...
All the amenities are available at Rifugio Toni De...
Rock Climbing Photo: The lift terminal between Fuenffingerspitze and La...
The lift terminal between Fuenffingerspitze and La...
Rock Climbing Photo: The summit of the "Thumb" on the right w...
The summit of the "Thumb" on the right w...
Rock Climbing Photo: The 'Thumb' on Punta Delle Cinque Dita.
The 'Thumb' on Punta Delle Cinque Dita.

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By Giulio Del Piccolo
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jul 12, 2007
Doloimites rule!!!
By Rodger Raubach
Sep 23, 2014
The Punta della Cinque Dita (a.k.a. "Fuenffingerspitze") may be the most photographed mountain in the Dolomites, due to it's unusual appearance and ease of access for photographers.
By Rodger Raubach
Sep 23, 2014
The peak is also a favorite with the local Alpine Guides due to ease of access, relatively easy climbing, mostly abseil descent to the starting point and the Gondola lift.

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