The Dolomites : Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata



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Located in northern Italy, and representing a true mix of Italian and Austrian culture, the Dolomites contain climbing of every shape and size. Single pitch sport crags lie beside kilometre-long traditional routes, with climbs which are steeped in history running parallel to modern bolted lines. The area is particularly renowned for its via ferrata, cabled routes predating the Great War which give superb access to some of the World’s most striking summits. The metal wires, interspersed with breathtaking ladders and unlikely suspension bridges, provide aerial assault courses which combine the thrill of an ascent on rock with the security of a protected mountain scramble.

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This is the 2019 second edition of the 2014 book with minor updates throughout – PDF update of main changes.

This guide covers everything you need for a climbing trip regardless of ability, whether it be sport, trad, via ferrata or a combination of all three. It features all the major areas and is the only guidebook available to have such comprehensive coverage.

The book has been authored by James Rushforth who, together with Lynne Hempton, has spent several years documenting the climbs and VFs, and taking some amazing photographs for the book.


Catinaccio / Rosengarten
Masare & Roda de Vael (Via Ferrata), Porte Neigre, Cima Catinaccio, Punta Emma, Vajolet Towers, Catinaccio d'Antermoia (Via Ferrata)

Val di Fassa
Franco Gadoti (Via Ferrata), Magnifici Quattro (Via Ferrata), Col Ombert / Kaiserjeger (Via Ferrata), The Val Duron - Sentiero Massimiliano (Via Ferrata), - Laurenzi - Molignon (Via Ferrata), Penia di Canazei, Dei Finanzieri / Colac (Via Ferrata)

Marmolada Group
Passo Fedaia & Pian dei Fiacconi, Marmolada West Ridge (Via Ferrata), Eterna Brigata Cadore - Punta Serauta (Via Ferrata), Marmolada - South Face

Pordoi Pass
Via delle Trincee - La Mesola (Via Ferrata), Cesare Piazzetta - Piz Boe (Via Ferrata), Sas Pordoi - South Face

Sella Pass
Sass Pordoi - North West Face, Piz Ciavazes, Sella Towers, Delle Mèsules - Possnecker (Via Ferrata), Col Rodella (Via Ferrata), Città dei Sassi

Val Gardena
Odle Group, Sass Rigais (Via Ferrata), Sandro Pertini (Via Ferrata - CLOSED), Frea, Piz da Cir V Via (Via Ferrata), Tridentina Crag, Eiszeit, Torre Brunico & Mur de Pisciadù, Brigata Tridentina (Via Ferrata), Oscura della Luna - North Face, Sas Ciampac, Vallon, Piz da Lech (Via Ferrata)

Fanis / Fanes Group
Sas dla Crusc / Sasso della Croce, Sasso delle Nove / Sass de les Nu, Punte (Zimes) di Fanes (Via Ferrata), Cima del Lago, Cima Scotoni, Tomaselli - Cima Fanes Sud (Via Ferrata), Lagazuoi NordLagazuoi, Lagazuoi PiccoloSas de Stria, Sas de Stria / Hexenstein

Falzarego Towers & Col dei Bos
Torre Grande & Torre Piccola di Falzarego, Col dei Bos / degli Alpini (Via Ferrata), Col dei Bos - South Face

Tofana Group
Tofana de Rozes, Giovanni Lipella - Tofana di Rozes (Via Ferrata), Tofana di Mezzo (Via Ferrata)

Cinque Torri & Averau
Cinque Torri - Torre Grande, Seconda, Terza / Latina, Quarta, Quinta / Inglese, Trephor, Massi., Averau (Via Ferrata), Averau South West Face

Cortina d'Ampezzo Basin
Ettore Bovero - Col Rosa (Via Ferrata), Punta Fiames, Michielli Strobel - Punta Fiames (Via Ferrata), Ski Club 18 (Via Ferrata), Ivano Dibona (Via Ferrata), Marino Bianchi - Cima di Mezzo (Via Ferrata), Sorapiss Circuit:  (Berti, Sentiero Carlo Minazio, Vandelli - Via Ferrata)

Misurina Area
Monte (Piz) Popena Basso, Punta Col de Varda, Torre Wundt, Il Gobbo, Torre del Diavolo and Torre Leo, Merlone - Cima del Cadin West Face (Via Ferrata)

Tre Cime
Cima Piccola, Punta Frida, Cima Piccolissima, Cima Grande, Cima Ovest, Sentiero de Luca / Innerkofler (Via Ferrata), Delle Scalette - Torre Toblino (Via Ferrata)

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