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Rock Climbing Day on the Sella Towers, Dolomites

Join an experienced certified guide for a full day of fantastic rock climbing on the incredible Sella Towers in the Dolomites of Italy.

Mountain RangeDolomite Mountains
Duration1 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Spend a full day rock climbing on the Sella Towers.

  • Choose from different towers and different routes.

  • Admire the beauty of the incredible Dolomites.

Description

Icons of the incredible Dolomites of Italy, the Sella Towers above the Sella Pass are a magnificent place to rock climb. And on this full-day trip, you will get to choose from a number of different routes from the collection of stone towers.

There are four towers in the Sella Towers. However, the fourth tower is not very well known. As a result, our focus will be on the first three towers. The first tower is the smallest and is the most popular with climbers. The routes on the first tower are shorter than the others. Hence making them accessible for climbers who do not have a lot of prior rock climbing experience.

The second tower is more challenging, as it has a famed steep north face. There are different routes that can be enjoyed on the second tower. One route is the Messner route, which is the north face direct route. This route is tough, and experience is necessary to climb it. There is also the Kasnapoff route, which is often referred to as a classic route that will take you on the northwest ridge of the tower.

The third tower in the Sella Towers is the largest of the three. It is also home to the famous Vinatzer route, which is definitely worth a try if you have the experience.

Regardless of your experience level, it is important that all participants on this trip are in good physical condition.

Climbing on the Sella Towers in the Dolomites is a treat for any climber. If you would like to spend a day scaling the walls of these great towers, just send me a request.

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Accommodation

There are comfortable accommodation options near the Sella Towers that I would be happy to recommend to you.

Meeting point

To be determined prior to the trip beginning.


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About the guide

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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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