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Dito di Dio (Finger of God). 
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Sassolungo (Langkolfel) group Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,500'
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Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on Sep 14, 2014

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A cold day on the Sassolungo. Luckily the refuge ...


The Sassolungo group is directly adjacent to the Sella group – sitting directly to the West of Sella Pass. This group of mountains is a horseshoe shaped set of peaks opening to the northwest. The North and Northeast faces of Sassolungo are complex, long (1000 meters) routes rising out of the Gardena valley below Sella pass. The South and West faces offera greater variety of routes of different lengths and difficulties.

The Langkofel Group--also known by it's Italian name as the Gruppo Sassolungo--consists of 3 major summits: Grohmannspitze, Fuenffingerspitze, and the Langkofelspitze. The corresponding Italian names are Sasso Levante Grohmann, Punta della Cinque Dita, and Spallone del Sassolungo. A smaller but no less important summit is the Innerkoflerspitze, Campanile Innerkofler in Italian.
The massive group of mountains is the feature which dominates the Groednertal, or Val Gardena, and sits on the Northwest side of the Sella Pass. The view from Wolkenstein is overpowering to the first time visitor.
Trails encircle the massif, and spur trails allow access to the major Jochs, or Forcellas in Italian.

Getting There 

Most of the routes can be approached from Sella Pass, just north of Canazei. Paths circle the entire group
From the Groednertal, Wolkenstein is the major valley base, and Canazei from the East both provide access via the Sella Pass road.
Parking is available at the Sella Pass on the Wolkenstein side, although free spaces are difficult to obtain; there's paid parking available at the Sassolungo lift. (5 Euros, in 2014).

Climbing Season

Weather station 16.0 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sassolungo (Langkolfel) group

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sassolungo (Langkolfel) group:
The Thumb   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches   Punta Delle Cinque Dita
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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

Photos of Sassolungo (Langkolfel) group Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Punta Grohmann, Cinque Dita and Sassolungo from th...
Punta Grohmann, Cinque Dita and Sassolungo from th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sign at the Sassolungo lift.
BETA PHOTO: Sign at the Sassolungo lift.
Rock Climbing Photo: There's a fairly good trail system in the Dolomite...
There's a fairly good trail system in the Dolomite...
Rock Climbing Photo: Start to the route on the "Thumb" lies o...
Start to the route on the "Thumb" lies o...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Rifugio Toni Demetz is immediately adjacent to...
The Rifugio Toni Demetz is immediately adjacent to...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Mighty East and Northeast aspects of the Langk...
The Mighty East and Northeast aspects of the Langk...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sassolungo/Lankofeleck Group
Sassolungo/Lankofeleck Group
Rock Climbing Photo: East face of Sassolungo
East face of Sassolungo

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By Rodger Raubach
Sep 14, 2014
The Rifugio at Langkofelscharte can be a lifesaver if/when the temperature drops rapidly and clouds envelop the peaks. A fire in the woodstove and hot drinks can bring the coldest climber back to functionality.
By Rodger Raubach
Sep 14, 2014
I've used the German names exclusively in naming these summits, since these were in Austrian territory until 1917 and these are the names originally given. The province is South Tirol, and 3 languages are taught in the schools: German, Italian, and Ladin.

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