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Marmolada South Face Rock Climbing in the Dolomites

Marmolada South Face Rock Climbing in the Dolomites | Italy

Spend an exciting day or days rock climbing the stunning Marmolada in the Italian Dolomites with an experienced certified guide.


1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




* 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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Renato & Guides' team



Mountain 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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What people are saying about Renato & Guides' team



Renato was not available but he recommended another guide, Robert. I was jetlagged and had barely eaten in 24 hours. It was short notice on my part and I wasn't fully prepared when I showed up. Despite all of this, he was so patient and we made it through the tour. The views were amazing and he took pictures and video during.



My Guide Robert Cecco WAS AMAZING! I would highly recommend



Great intro to via ferrata. Our guide was Roberto and he was great. He was at the meeting point waiting for us and was very thorough in checking our equipment before we got onto the climb. He gave us tips along the way as to what to look out for, how to find footholds, etc. He took photos with his phone along the way, and forwarded them to us afterwards, so that we weren't fumbling for them ourselves. Very professional and recommendable.



Our excursion landed on a rainy day and Etienne was great at suggesting alternative options in light of the weather. We ended up having a lot of fun despite the rain and having lunch with locals is a great travelling experience in itself! Thanks to Etienne and Fernando for a great day!



Had a great ice climbing trip with Renato, a real nice guy ,very helpful and encouraging.

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