Tre Cime di Lavaredo

REACH THE TOP OF THE MOST FAMOUS DOLOMITE PEAK

CLIMB UP A REAL CLASSIC DOLOMITE ROUTE

EXPERIENCE A FULL DAY CLIMBING AND SCRAMBLING

Normal route, Cima Grande Lavaredo

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo is arguably the most renowned mountain in the Dolomites, and summiting its highest peak, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, at an altitude of 2999 m, is often considered an adventure reserved for seasoned mountaineers.

While it indeed requires a certain level of mountaineering experience, the normal route up Cima Grande is not particularly technically challenging. With the assistance of a guide, even those with less expertise can attempt the ascent.

If you’re comfortable tackling even the most challenging via Ferrata, I assure you that you are capable of climbing the Cima Grande di Lavaredo!

From the summit, the view of the surrounding Dolomite massifs is exceptional. It’s equally exhilarating to look down on the crowds of tourists making their way along the road from Rifugio Auronzo to Rifugio Lavaredo and onto the col of the same name, resembling a column of ants (read more about ‘The Walk around the Tre Cime‘).

The route ascends the south face, navigating a series of twists and turns along ledges, rock faces, and spires, exploiting the mountain’s weak points. Despite the presence of many cairns and a few red paint marks, finding the correct route can be challenging, especially in low clouds and limited visibility. A guide familiar with the climb is the best way to fully enjoy the day. Considering the altitude gain and the route’s length, the climb is also quite long, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a steady pace both on the ascent and descent.

  • Where: Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Auronzo di Cadore)
  • Difficulty: mostly II and III grade UIAA (read more: Rock Climbing Grades).
  • Note: whilst the climb is not technically difficult an ability to move with ease on ledges and rocky overhangs is required.
  • Link: The Tre Cime (Wikipedia) – An adventure with Tony Scott (this website).
  • Price: 450 Euros for one person – 580 Euros for two people.