Sport climbing on Lagazuoi Piccolo

A crag with easy single pitches for beginners

At the start of the new millennium the Cortina Mountain Guides decided to bolt a crag with easy single pitches for beginners. They chose Monte Lagazuoi, in particular a section on the south face located to the left (west) of the tunnel entrance for the Galleria del climbing lagazuoi

This is how, together with my friend and colleague Paolo Tassi, the crag came to life, and in a couple of days we established almost 30 easy and mid-grade routes.

Sport Climbing Lagazuoi
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Sport climbing Lagazuoi

Technical details

Getting there – The crag is located on the South Face of Piccolo Lagazuoi in the Fanis mountain range, known above all for the incredible First World War trench warfare fought out here between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops and, in more recent times, the open-air museum dedicated to the Great War. To reach the crag park the car at Passo Falzarego and walk along path no. 402 following signs for the Galleria del Lagazuoi, then turn off at the fork, signposted for the crag.

Approach time – 25 minutes. sport climbing lagazuoi

Best time of year – From May to October. Given the altitude of 2300m, summer is certainly the best time of year, even if climbing is possible in on clear winter days since the crag faces south.

The climbing – Vertical face climbing with plenty of holds.

Orientation – South

Gear – A helmet is highly recommended. The ledge system located above the crag is used by the many hikers who explore the Galleria del Lagazuoi and the possibility of falling rocks must be bear in mind.

Height – From 15 meters to 30 meters

Grades – 4a – 7b (mostly 5b)

Suitable for beginners – Yes

Number of routes – >30

sport climbing lagazuoi


During 2017 new pitches were born, on a left (west) side of this wall.
The new sector is located to the left (west) of the cable cars. To reach it you have to walk along the Kaiserjager path, and then abandon it to go under the wall following traces of the path. The grades of the routes are written on the wall at the beginning of the pitches.

Download – New pitches (file .PDF)

Enrico Maioni Mountain Guide Dolomiti

Enrico Maioni

Certified Mountain Guide, with a wide know-how of the Dolomiti.
I was born in the heart of the Dolomites, where I live and work to this day.
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