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Discover the pristine limestone peaks and magnificent views of Italy’s Dolomites!

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. “Compare and book a certified guide for your Rock Climbing trip with Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Rock Climbing selection. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Dolomites

What should I know about Rock Climbing Dolomites?

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.

Why should I choose Dolomites for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

The Dolomites are chock-full of incredible views out over majestic limestone mountains and green rolling hills. Rock climbing gets you up above all of this beautiful scenery, so you have the chance to gaze back down on it. It also provides great views of the most iconic spots in the range.

Incredible climbing

The pristine limestone peaks and walls throughout the Dolomites keeps climbers coming back to the region year in and year out. From minor ascents to classic climbs, enjoy some of the best possible conditions on trad, sport, mixed and alpine routes.

Something for everyone

Whether you are heading out on your first rock climbing adventure or are an experienced climber looking for a challenge, the Dolomites have something for you. With modest ascents up smaller peaks to classic climbs up the iconic summits of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, there’s plenty to keep any caliber climber going.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in 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.

How can I get to Dolomites?

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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When is the best time to travel to Dolomites for Rock Climbing?

May to October

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Dolomites



Etienne is a very experience local guide who knows the area very well. He guided my boyfriend and I for 2 days. The first day, we went on a 13 multi-pitch climb up Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Etienne guided us up the mountain efficiently and safely while also taking time to explain to us some basic mountaineering concepts and our surrounding mountains. We started at 7am and was rappeling down by 3pm as he had originally estimated. The 2nd day was a more casual single pitch sport day where Etienne gave us some private instructions on how to efficiently climb outside using more legs and less arms. We are very happy with the service Etienne provided, he had great communication skills and spoke great english. We would consider him for future guided trips in the area again.



Etienne was an excellent rock climbing guide and also thoroughly enjoyable company throughout our climb. We climbed Dibona Arete on Cime Grande together. A wonderful climb, although for me some challenging moves which I only completed because Etienne was taking great care of belaying me. I've no hesitation in recommending Etienne. Very well organised by explore-share.com too.



We came to do 1 day climbing for beginners, ended exceeding expectations with the BEST advavature we ever add. The guide was super comb and professional. We just wait for the next time...



Giovanni was an exceptionally wonderful guide! Our family spent the day with him climbing in Cinque Torri. He was incredibly patient with our children, and was able to find routes that we all enjoyed climbing. We loved every minute of the day and would recommend this trip to any family interested in doing some sport climbing near Cortina/Cinque Torri.



Its important to look at reviews of each guide to choose the best experience. Look no further. Etienne Bernard is flexible, safe, personable, proactive, and HIGHLY experienced. Although it was snowy and frigid, Etienne helped me persevere up the a 600' climb. He was very encouraging, I never felt unsafe, and I fully recommend his guiding services. I hope everyone looking to climb, ski, or hike in the Dolomites, Italy is able to having Etienne as their guide.

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