Situated in the northeastern portion of the country, the Dolomites are a subrange of the Southern Limestone Alps. Boasting great views, plenty of diverse climbs and incredibly high-quality rock, it is little wonder they are one of Europe’s top rock climbing destinations.
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There are so many incredible rock climbing spots in the Dolomites that it would take an entire lifetime to experience them all. Outside of the aforementioned ones, here are a few others that are worth checking out.
Val di Fassa, in the center of the range, is a good starting point for climbers heading to the Catinaccio group. Known for its pink hue, caused by the dolomite mineral in the rock, this spot is a particularly popular climb later in the day when the sunset brings out the color of the dolomite.
Sitting in front of the iconic Tre Cime di Lavaredo is the town of Auronzo di Cadore, which offers access to Monte Paterno. Atop this peak are unparalleled views of the iconic triple summited massif, which keeps the peak at the very top of the bucket list of rock climbers heading to the Dolomites.
The Dolomites have pleasant temperatures and very sunny days during the summer months, with average daily temperatures ranging from 10 ºC to 20 ºC, depending on the time of year. The summer also happens to be the wettest part of the year, with both autumn and spring being a bit drier.
Any trip to the Dolomites will begin with a flight into the international airport in Venice (VCE). From here, the Dolomites are only a couple hours north of the city by car or a bit longer by bus or train, depending on which city you are heading to.
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