Vertical experiences in South Tyrol

Climbs & vie ferrate in the Dolomites

Passionate climbers know the unique and world-famous pictures of the Dolomites: On the one hand, wide, green valleys, on the other hand steep, grey rock faces and towering mountains, which offer special challenges for everyone.

There are numerous vie ferrate in the hiking area Plan de Corones/Kronplatz around our Berghotel Zirm. Therefore, you will have many opportunities to try out some vertical adventures during your climbing holiday in South Tyrol. In addition, free climbers appreciate the plentiful choice of difficult routes.

           

Guide

„For people, who want to go climbing, it is very important to know their own ability and the equipment. We are pleased to advise our guests on the choice of the right tour and offer courses for beginners.”

The most beautiful climbing tours in the region

Torri del Sella/Sellatürme: “Trenkerriss”

  • Level of difficulty: max 5
  • Pitches: 6
  • Length of the route: ca 200 m
  • Duration: ca 2-3 hours
  • Approach: 0.5 hours
  • Descent: 0.5 hours
  • A legendary route on the Torri del Sella/Sellatürme and therefore a must for every climber in the Dolomites.

 

Piz Ciavazes: south wall “kleine Micheluzzi“

  • Level of difficulty: max 4+
  • Pitches: 7
  • Length of the route: ca. 250 m
  • Duration: ca 3 hours
  • Approach: 0.25 hours
  • Descent: 1.25 hours
  • Recommendable classic route through an impressive south wall; always easy to grip, but also exposed and exciting.

 

 

 

Cima Scotoni: south-west wall “Lacedelli/Ghedina”

  • Level of difficulty: 6+/A1 (for free climbers 8-)
  • Pitches: 17
  • Length of the route: ca 500 m
  • Duration: ca 6-8 hours
  • Approach: 0.75 hours
  • Descent: 1.5 hours
  • The epitome of the classic tour in this area; a quite difficult, but rewarding climb with unforgettable passages. The climbers who made the first ascent in 1952 have leaved a memorial to themselves.

 

Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen – Torre Preuß/Preußturm: northeast wall „Preußriss“

  • Level of difficulty: max 5
  • Pitches: 17
  • Length of the route: ca 250 m
  • Approach: 0.5 hours
  • Descent: 1.5 hours
  • This route is considered a compulsory exercise in the history of free climbing: Paul Preuß – one of the precursors of free climbing – opened this impressive climb in 1911. To this day, we count it among the big classics in the Dolomites.

 

The most beautiful vie ferrate in the region

Sass de Putia/Peitlerkofel in the Dolomites (2,847 m)

  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Starting point: Alpe di Zannes/Zanser Alm 1,670 m
  • Base: Rifugio Genova/Schlüter Hut 2,301 m
  • Elevation gain: ca 1,200 m
  • Length of the via ferrata: ca 150 m
  • Ascent: Alpe di Zannes/Zanser Alm – Rifugio Genova/Schlüter Hut ca 2 hours; Rifugio Genova/Schlüter Hut – Sass de Putia/Peitlerkofel ca 2 hours
  • Descent: Sass de Putia/Peitlerkofel – Alpe di Zannes/Zanser Alm ca 2.5 hours
  • Duration of the via ferrata: ca 30 minutes
  • Note: In order to reach the peak of Sass de Putia/Peitlerkofel, you have to overcome steep hairpin bends and a short and easy climbing section with fixed ropes and steps. However, it is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the region. Best period: early summer and autumn!

 

Sasso di Santa Croce/Heiligkreuzkofel in Alta Badia/Gadertal (2,908 m)

  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Starting point: Pedraces/Pedratsches in Alta Badia/Gadertal 1,460 m
  • Base: Rifugio Santa Croce in Badia/Heiligkreuz Hospice 2,054 m
  • Elevation gain: ca 1,100 m
  • Length of the via ferrata: ca 400 m
  • Ascent: chairlift – Rifugio Santa Croce in Badia/Heiligkreuz Hospice – Sasso di Santa Croce/Heiligkreuzkofel ca 4 hours
  • Descent: Sasso di Santa Croce/Heiligkreuzkofel – Rifugio Santa Croce in Badia/Heiligkreuz Hospice – mountain station of the chairlift ca. 3 hours
  • Duration of the via ferrata: ca 2 hours
  • Note: Easy tour, but in some places danger of rock fall; due to the breath-taking outlook it is an unforgettable adventure for young and old alike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monte Paterno/Paternkofel in the Dolomites (2,746 m)

  • Level of difficulty: difficult
  • Starting point: Rifugio Auronzo/Auronzo Hut 2,320 m
  • Base: Rifugio Antonio Locatelli/Dreizinnen Hut 2,405 m
  • Elevation gain: ca 500 m
  • Length of the via ferrata: ca 400 m
  • Ascent: Rifugio Auronzo/Auronzo Hut – Rifugio Antonio Locatelli/Dreizinnen Hut – Monte Paterno/Paternkofel ca 3.5 hours
  • Descent: Monte Paterno/Paternkofel – Pian di Cengia/Büllelejoch – Rifugio Auronzo/Auronzo Hut ca 3.5 hours
  • Duration of the via ferrata: ca 3 hours
  • Note: During the ascent, you have to go through a tunnel. There are some windows in the rock; nevertheless, you need a torch. In addition, the gallery can be icy. In order to reach the mountain top, you have to overcome two secured rock steps and a section with scree. In this way, the whole ascent is an exciting experience. Find out more about our guided tours – if you want to, we can agree for you an appointment with a professional mountain guide.

 

Roda di Vaèl/Rotwand in South Tyrol (2,806 m)

  • Level of difficulty: difficult
  • Starting point: Passo di Costalunga/Karerpass 1,758 m
  • Base: Rifugio Paolina/Paolina Hut 2,125 m, Rifugio Roda di Vaèl/Rotwand Hut 2,280 m
  • Elevation gain: from Passo di Costalunga/Karerpass ca 1,200 m, from Rifugio Paolina/Paolina Hut ca 800 m
  • Length of the via ferrata: ca 400 m
  • Ascent: Rifugio Paolina/Paolina Hut – Roda di Vaèl/Rotwand ca 4.5 hours; Passo di Costalunga/Karerpass – Roda di Vaèl/Rotwand ca 5.5 hours
  • Descent: Roda di Vaèl/ Rotwand – Passo di Vaiolon – Rifugio Paolina/Paolina Hut ca 2 hours; Roda di Vaèl/Rotwand – Passo di Vaiolon – Passo di Costalunga/Karerpass ca 3 hours
  • Duration of the via ferrata: ca 3 hours
  • Note: This well signposted via ferrata includes the crossing over of the peak and a fantastic panoramic view. This tour is reserved for experienced climbers. Our mountain guides are at your disposal!