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Sport climbing on Lagazuoi Piccolo.

Sport climbing Lagazuoi – 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 Lagazuoi.sport 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

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

THE CLIMBING
Vertical face climbing with plenty of holds.

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.

sport climbing lagazuoi

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ORIENTATION
Southsport climbing lagazuoi

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
27

IMPORTANT UPDATE – NEW PITCHES
During 2017 new pitches were born, on a left (west) side of this wall. Download file PDF – New pitches.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
The crag is mentioned in the guidebook “Best of Cortina – Le più belle arrampicate a Cortina d’Ampezzo e dintorni”, by Stefan Wagenhals – Lobo Edition 2005

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