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1+ day Rock climbing in Cinque Torri, near Cortina (Dolomites)

Rock climbing in Cinque Torri, near Cortina, Dolomites
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Rock climbing in Cinque Torri, near Cortina, Dolomites

Enjoy an amazing climbing experience in the the Cinque Terri, a small group in the Dolomites, close to Cortina, with single and multi-pitch routes for all levels, along IFMGA-certified guide Renato.


Dolomite Mountains

1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov


All Levels


  • Discover great sport and trad climbing routes, with options for all levels!
  • The Cinque Torri are a great first step to climb bigger walls in the Dolomites
  • The type of rock and climbing possibilites are very diverse


The marvellous Cinque Torri is a small rock formation group in the Eastern Dolomites, located very close to the famous mountain town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. The Cinque Torri are a great first step in the Dolomites if you are looking to climb bigger walls.  Alpinists and climbers of all levels come here to challenge themselves both on modern single pitch routes as well as on harder and longer multi-pitch routes.

I invite you to join me for 1 or more days of amazing rock climbing and discover this amazing location.  The Cinque Torri -meaning Five Towers– you will find great sport and classic climbing routes. It’s important to note that at this moment this crag is very safe and well rebolted. 

This place is special for me, and since I made my first steps on rock I visit every summer this amazing spot. The small Cinque Torri formation is composed of many big blocks of Dolostone (dolomite rock), shaped as vertical towers of various heights. While some small blocks do not even reach 10 meteres, the Torre Grande is 170 meters high.

The type of rock and climb is very diverse and you can climb the Cinque Torri and the adjacent blocks from any side. On the east and south faces, the rock is often yellow and overhanging, allowing to climb on edges and vertical holds. On the west and north faces, the rock is mostly grey and modelled by water, with several jugs and pockets, and very solid.

There are more than 140 single-pitch and dozens of classic and modern multi-pitch routes for everyone and for every level!  My favorite classical routes are the historical Miriam route, the Torre Lusy, the solid rock of the Torre del Barancioe, the Olga route with its perfect corner, the more technical Finlandia route and the amazing aerial Diretta Dimai.

The approach takes between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the chosen towers. You will find routes between 10m and 40m (useful an 80 mtrs rope), with difficulties ranging from III (UIAA) to 8b (French).

The name Cinque Torri is misleading on the number of towers, since you only count five when you observe it from the city centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Actually, while hiking around this formation, we can count many more towers, of the most diverse shapes.

If you want to enjoy an amazing climbing experience in the Dolomites, just send me a request. Book your trip and come join me on the Cinque Torri for 1 or more days!  You could also have a look at my rock climbing trips in the islands of Sardinia, in Italy, and Kalymnos, in Greece.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

GUIDE RATIO Single Pitch routes - 1:4 Multi-pitch routes - 1:2

TECHNICAL DETAILS AND TIPS Approach: between 10 and 20 minutes (depending on the chosen towers). Number of routes: more than 140 single-pitch plus dozens of classic and modern multi-pitch routes. Length of pitches: between 10m and 40m (useful an 80 mtrs rope). Difficulty: from III (UIAA) to 8b (French) Suitable for beginners: yes. Orientation of walls: all directions (north, east, south, west) Altitude: 2200m / 2360m. Climbing with bad weather: only on some single-pitch routes on the south face of the Torre Grande Cima Sud. Period: from May to November. With good weather, you can climb on the south face of the Torre Grande even in winter.

ADVICE: I recommend the use of a helmet, even when climbing just on single-pitch routes; the towers are continuously climbed and several multi-pitch routes cross above the single-pitch sport routes. Beware rock falls even when hiking around and in-between the towers.

About the guide

Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Bruno, Patrick, Benedetta & Walter (German speaking). If I'm not available to guide you, one of them will take care of you.

I was born in 1961, I live in Campitello di Fassa, in the Dolomites, together with my family. I have two sons, one is a mountain guide, the other is a ski instructor. I am a certified mountain guide since 1982, an instructor of guides, alpine ski instructor and a Federal coach for ISEF.

Being in the mountains has always been my passion, guiding people, teaching them climbing, mountaineering... during the various seasons of the year. I very much enjoy drawing nice curves in fresh powder snow and discover the charm of the frozen waterfalls.

My curriculum and professional mountaineering is made of many ascents and some openings of routes in the Dolomites and the Alps. I climbed in Yosemite Valley (California), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Norway, Greece, Spain and Sardinia. I did also several high altitude climbs like Mt Denali (Alaska), Ama Dablam (6828m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Shivling in India (6545m), Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador (5897m and 6310m), Patagonia (Argentina).

Feel free to get in touch with me if you are coming in the Dolomites for skiing (alpine, freeride and ski touring), rock climbing, sport climbing and multi pitch climbing. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and let you discover my secret spots.


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Campitello di Fassa, Trento - Dolomites

What people are saying about this trip



October, 2022

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yael barlev


September, 2022

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Mik Bakalarz


September, 2022

My partner and I spent a day in Cinque Torri climbing with Benny, one of Renato's guides. She was absolutely excellent, extremely professional and we both felt very safe with her - she spent most of her life climbing. When we booked, we expected just some single-pitch climbs and one multi-pitch, so we were thrilled to find out that we'd be climbing Torre Grande, the 100m+, 5-pitch tallest tower in the area. It was spectacular. We normally climb up to about 6a/6b indoors, so we found parts of it challenging, other parts easy, but the experience was incredible. At the end Benny lowered us from the top of the tower back to safety. The views were excellent all around. The day lasted from 9am to 5pm and there's a great refuge just 10min walk from Cinque Torri with awesome views of the surrounding mountain range and lovely hot chocolate to finish the day. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to try out climbing in the Dolomites.

Janet Donovan


August, 2022

Renato was not available, but he connected us with Andrea, a certified guide from his alpine school. Andrea was extremely friendly, flexible, and easy to communicate with before the trip. We met him at the chair lift for Cinque Torri, and he led my 13-year-old daughter and my husband on their first multi-pitch climbing route (and repel). He took his time to assess their skills, ensure they understood all of the safety precautions, answered all of their questions, and verified their comfort level. Andrea was a patient and knowledgable guide, and also very engaging - even with me and my 11-year-old son who stayed on the ground. He went above and beyond, taking the time to join us for lunch at the rifugio. This experience was the highlight of our time in the Dolomites, and I would strongly recommend Andrea.



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