Climbing at Rio Gere

Rio Gere cliff offers climbing opportunities in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Long pitches and endurance are the characteristics of the Rio Gere cliff. This beautiful cliff was initially equipped in the early 1990s by Diego Ghedina, also known as “Tomasc,” who saw the potential for opening a new climbing area in the Ampezzo territory. Diego later abandoned …

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Volpera Caves, Lake d’Aiàl and Lake Pianozes

Lake Pianozes

A short hike from the center of Cortina Today I want to describe to you an easy hike that starts in the center of Cortina and passes through Mortisa, leading to the Volpera Caves and Lake d’Aiàl, before descending to Lake Pianozes. From here, the hike continues to Campo and along the Convent road back …

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Historic crags in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Eleonora Colli climbing at Colfiere crag

Sasso di Colfiere – Colfiere crag Of Cortina’s many splendid rock faces, Colfiere crag merits special attention less because of its intense “finger pulling” climbs but more because it was one of the first low altitude faces to be developed and has been used by local climbers since the 1950s. The first to make use …

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Cinque Torri, the “Scoiattoli’s crag”

The Five Towers - 5 Torri

Classic and sport climbing for all levels in Cinque Torri In Cinque Torri (“Five Towers”) classic and sport climbing routes run alongside each other.Notwithstanding the fact that it is possible to find a lot of information on the Internet about the Cinque Torri, I couldn’t resist in writing my suggestions. This place is special for …

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Crepo Longo crag

Crag of Crepo Longo.

Crepo Longo crag – New walls to climb in Cortina Something like this had been missing: a crag with lots of easy routes, up excellent quality rock, ideal for those who although they don’t master the hardest difficulties, enjoy climbing for the sake of it, ideally in magnificent surroundings. Thanks to the tried and tested …

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Sport climbing on Lagazuoi Piccolo

Sport Climbing Lagazuoi

A crag with easy single pitches for beginners In the early 2000s, the mountain guides of Cortina sought to identify a rocky wall where they could set up some single-pitch routes that weren’t too difficult, and suitable even for less experienced climbers.In Cortina, there are numerous cliffs, but unfortunately, those suitable for beginners are few. …

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