Marmolada South Face Rock Climbing in the Dolomites

Spend an exciting day or days rock climbing the stunning Marmolada in the Italian Dolomites with Etienne, an IFMGA-certified guide.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip



  • Participate in a trip planned just for you.

  • Enjoy the stunning climbing paths and views of the Italian Dolomites.

  • Challenge your rock climbing skills on these long and exciting routes.


Follow me on a rock climbing trip planned just for you. Tell me your goals, available time and skill level and I’ll take you to the best route in the impressive Marmolada, Italian Dolomites for an unforgettable experience!

The Marmolada mountain, also known as “the Queen of the Dolomites”, is full of incredible features for rock climbing: it is the highest mountain in the region,  the only one with a permanent glacier and has the largest sheer wall in the Dolomites. The climbs are long but there are options to take the cable car down, if you are tired.

On this trip, we’ll be climbing the South Face, which has an altitude of 800 meters and a length of 3 kilometers. The access to the climbing routes is close to Rifugio Contrin; you could stay there the night before and/or after the trip if you want a full Alps experience. To access the routes we need to go by Ombretta pass to reach Marmolada di Penia.

So follow me on a unique climbing adventure made just for you in the stunning Marmolada.

I love the Dolomites and the many rock climbing opportunities in the region. So, if you are looking for more adventures, check out the trips I offer to the Rosengarten Group or the Vajolet Towers.

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Price per person, per day

Group of 1
350 EUR

Group of 2
175 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



About the Guide


I was born and raised in Campitello, in Val di Fassa. I am a ski instructor and mountain guide.
My parents have always practiced mountaineering, both for leisure and business, and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Skiing and climbing were my favourite activities growing up.
As the years went by, I became more and more skilled and experienced under the watch of my father, both in techniques and safety measures. I learned the craft of mountain guide and ski instructor from him, since when his clients or students agreed, I would join them in the mountain.
But the true passion started when I moved to Tione for my studies.
I became ski instructor at 19 and mountain guide at 21.



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What People are Saying about Etienne Bernard


This was our first time doing via ferrata and to be honest I was a bit worried as I\'ve never done something like this before. We\'ve been lead by Ethienne who was very knowledgeable, very kind and very helpful, sharing information and skills to help us do it the right way. The climb was steep, but they do different ones and I can honestly say this was one of the best things I have ever done! I would definately recommend this experience to anyone. We\'ve quickly realised on the day there was no way we could have done this on our own and the support and encouragement and knowledge sharing was everything we have hoped for!
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Viktoria Serafinas
Top of the world, literally!! We enjoyed our experience from start to end to say the least. Etienne was very personable, experienced and tailored our climb for the group. We felt safe and comfortable with our guide as he was a certified mountain guide and knows the Dolomites like the back of his hand. This was the highlight of our trip! Thank you!
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Barbiliz Nash
I absolutely loved this tour with Renato, he is amazing! Can\'t believe he\'s been hiking and climbing Dolomites for 50 years. He was so fit, kind, funny, informative and a real pleasure to be around. Definitely will recommend this to all of our friends
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This was the best adventure I have ever done. It was mesmerising! Thanks to Etienne who looked after us so well throughout. Especially our one and half year old baby. Had a great time, highlight of our trip to Italy! Thanks again!
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Prashanth Sahukar

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