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Rock climbing for beginners in Cinque Torri, near Cortina d’Ampezzo

Giovanni, your UIAGM-certified guide, will lead you on this day of rock climbing for beginners in the glorious setting of Cinque Torri, near Cortina d’Ampezzo, an idyllic and sublime cluster of mountains where you will learn all the basics of rock climbing and take in sensational views out over the Italian countryside.

Private

Dolomite Mountains

1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Open to everyone

First Time


Highlights

  • Learn to rock climb in the heart of the Dolomites!
  • Gain the confidence and skills needed to climb on a variety of routes
  • Take in the sumptuous views out over the beautiful Italian countryside

Description

I will guide you on this fun, enjoyable and educational rock climbing day for beginners in the truly epic and awesome Cinque Torri, near Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, where I will teach you the basic skills, techniques and procedures needed to increase your rock climbing confidence and ability, whilst letting us soak in the charming and lovely Italian countryside and scenery that surrounds us.

Cinque Torri is a small group of mountains nestled within the Dolomites in Italy, and are famous for being the scene of several conflicts during World War 1. It is an immensely popular outdoor activity area, containing some of the best rock climbing conditions in the country.

We meet in the morning for a coffee and chat at the Cinque Torri Lifts, and from here we head up in to the heart of the Dolomites and walk to our rock climbing spot for the day.

Once at the rock faces we then have the whole day to indulge, as the 10-20m high climbs provide ample opportunities for everyone to climb on the myriad of different routes, from easier ones for beginners to more difficult ones for experts.

We will initially be teaching you how to use all the equipment and how to tie different ropes, before having a go at climbing!

The views and scenery around us take the breath away, with quintessential Italian countryside of beautiful and vast green valleys framing the rock faces.

We finish our expedition after a whole day of climbing, hopefully having increased your rock climbing skills and confidence, and gotten you hooked on this truly addictive activity.

So what are you waiting for? Book now to experience rock climbing in one of the most idyllic spots in Italy!

For a different experience near Cortina d’Ampezzo, check out our 1+day of Ice climbing near Cortina d’Ampezzo, here!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Personal insurance


Itinerary

Day 1: Meet, rock climb all day, finish

Meet in morning at Cinque Torri Lifts, head up to Rifugio Scoiattoli, walk to rock climbing spot, rock climb all day, head back to starting point, finish.

 

Details

More info

Please bring with you: Technical alpine clothing, wind/waterproof jacket, walking boots, harness, climbing helmet and shoes, approach shoes, packs with energy snacks and drinks and a torch.

Meeting point

Cinque Torri Lifts, Italy

Equipment you will need to bring

Watter bottle


About the guide

I was born in the plain in 1983, but as often happens to those who were born there, I have always loved the mountains. I was three years old when I wore my first skis, not knowing that this would become my strongest passion ... Skiing, walking, climbing: it is since I was a child that I go to the mountains, first with my parents and my grandfather and then with my friends.

The degree in forestry science was only the logical consequence of this passion, as well as the beautiful summers spent managing the refuge Capanna Punta Penia in Marmolada (the highest refuge in the Dolomites, on top of the highest mountain in the Dolomites!), which I call "the bus without wheels" and all over the Dolomites!
The last step (for now...) was to become a Mountain Guide, to let you experience what the mountain transmits to me!
… and to show you the famous " bus without wheels”

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

GAI

Residence

Malga Ciapela, Italy


What people are saying about Giovanni Orlando

Michael Darmiento

5.00

October, 2022

Giovanni is a wonderful guide, with perfect knowledge of the route and the technical aspects of the climb. Would highly recommend Giovanni as a guide for the Dolomites and elsewhere.

Sonya Silleck

5.00

August, 2019

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.


 

 

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