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    Italian Dolomites – Rock Climbing

    Italian Dolomites – Rock Climbing

    $5560 per person

    The Italian Dolomites have left an historic legacy on the climbing world as one of the early standard-setting alpine rock climbing venues.


    One of the most remarkable climbing venues on Earth is the Italian Dolomites. Sella Towers, Cinque Torre, Tofana, Falzarego, Tre Cime, Fiames, Marmolada and many more classic options. Join us for a week of climbing in one of our very favorite international climbing venues.

    The ideal season for the Dolomites is mid-July to mid-September. We typically plan to go in early September after the European vacation ends to cut down on crowds and enjoy typically more stable weather.

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    Stunning views everywhere, Italian cuisine and wines, perfect alpine rock, la dolce vita.

    Viva Italia! The Italian Dolomites have left an historic legacy on the climbing world as one of the early standard-setting alpine rock climbing venues. The rock is steep and compact and now hosts many hundreds of classic bolted and traditionally protected alpine rock climbs scattered throughout the region. This area typically has milder weather and climate than the High Alps since the highest of the Dolomite peaks are below 11,000 feet (3350 meters), so there is a lot of great climbing to be done in relative alpine comfort with very short approaches from roads and/or huts. This itinerary is for adventurous climbers who like big days of rock climbing from 5.6 – 5.10a to exposed and spectacular summits with technical descents. We have factored in 2-3 lighter recovery days, including options for classic via ferrata.

    Though rock climbing is the main focus, the secondary goal is to experience the unique region’s geography and cultural history. The Dolomites are located near the Italy-Austria border, and were industrialized during World War I to create a way for troops to move easily across extremely rugged mountain terrain and to mobilize to strategic positions. There are trenches and bunkers and cool, old structures everywhere. Via Ferrata means “Iron Path” and that term accurately describes how unscalable rock walls and ridges were transformed into climbing “trails.” These are super fun and a climbing vacation wouldn’t be complete without a day of via ferrata cruising.

    Stunning views everywhere, Italian cuisine and wines, perfect alpine rock, la dolce vita. What could be a better vacation?

    • Included
      alpine climbing
      climbing
      Dolomites
      Italy
      rock climbing
    • Not Included
      14ers
      3D chute
      3rd pillar
      3rd Pillar Dana
      AIARE
      AIARE 1
      AIARE 2
      Alaska
      Alaska skiing
      alpine
      alpine rock climbing
      Alps
      Alps climbing
      Alps running
      Alps skiing
      Alps trilogy
      American Mountain Guides Association
      AMGA
      avalanche awareness
      avalanche course
      backcountry
      backcountry 101
      backcountry ski
      Backcountry Skiing
      backcountry snowboard
      backpacking
      Bear Creek Spire
      Berner Oberland
      Bernese Oberland
      Bishop
      Bishop Skyline
      Blacksmith Peak
      Bloody Mountain
      Breakthrough
      Bridgeport
      California
      California fourteeners
      camping
      Cardinal Pinnacle
      Carson Peak
      Celestial Aretes
      Chamonix
      Chamonix climbing
      Charlotte Dome
      chef
      classic rock climb
      classic Sierra rock
      climb
      climbing camp
      climbing skills
      climbing Swiss Alps
      Clyde Minaret
      Convict Creek
      cook
      courses
      courses instruction
      crampon
      Crest tour
      Crystal Crag
      custom
      custom private ski
      Dana Plateau
      destinations
      Devil's Slide
      Dolomites climbing
      Double Eagle Resort
      Dream Bowl
      East Buttress
      East Face
      Eastern Sierra climbing
      Eastern Sierra skiing
      Eastern Sierra Winter
      Eiger
      Evolution Loop
      exam
      fastpacking
      Fishhook Arete
      Four Seasons
      France
      Glass Creek
      Grindelwald
      guide course
      Haute Route
      heli assisted
      heli skiing
      Hemlock Ridge
      High Sierra
      High Sierra skiing
      high tour
      hiking
      Horse Creek
      horses
      Horsetail Falls
      Hut to Hut
      ice 101
      ice axe
      ice climbing
      ice climbing course
      Incredible Hulk
      instruction
      intermediate level
      international
      introductory
      introductory ice climbing course
      John Muir Trail
      John Muir Wilderness
      June Lake
      June Mountain
      Jungfrau
      kids
      kids climbing programs
      Las Vegas
      lee vining
      Lee Vining area
      lee vining canyon
      level 1
      level 1 refresher
      level 2
      light and fast
      lightweight
      Lone Pine
      Lone Pine Peak
      Lovers Leap
      Mammoth Lakes
      Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite
      Mammoth Mountain
      Mammoth to June
      Mammoth to Yosemite
      Matterhorn
      Matterhorn Peak
      McGee Creek
      Merriam Peak
      mixed climbing
      Monch
      Mont Blanc
      Mont Blanc run
      Mount Conness
      Mount Dana
      Mount Emerson
      Mount Gabb
      Mount Humphreys
      Mount Mills
      mountain running
      mountaineering
      Mountaineers Route
      Mt Conness
      Mt. Dana
      Mt. Emerson
      Mt. Humphreys
      Mt. Russell
      Mt. Sill
      Mt. Tom
      Mt. Whitney
      Mt. Winchell
      mules
      multiday
      negatives
      Nevada
      North Palisade
      North Peak
      north ridge
      onion valley to mt. whitney
      Ortler
      Owens River Gorge
      pack outfit
      pack support
      packers
      palisades
      Palisades Glacier Camp
      peak descents
      Peter Croft
      Pine Creek
      Polemonium Peak
      porters
      Positive Vibrations
      private
      private custom
      professional development
      Red and White Mountain
      Red Dihedral
      red rock
      Red Slate Mountain
      rescue skills
      Ritter Range
      rock
      rock 201
      Rock Creek
      Rock Creek to Mammoth
      Sabre Ridge
      San Joaquin Ridge
      Sawtooths
      self arrest
      self belay
      self rescue
      Sequoia National Park
      sherpas
      Sierra
      Sierra 5.10
      sierra alpine
      Sierra Mountain Guides
      Sierra Nevada
      Sierra skiing
      single pitch instructor
      ski
      ski guiding
      ski mountaineering
      ski tour
      ski touring
      skiing
      snow
      snow skills
      snowboard
      SPI
      splitboard
      sport
      sport climbing
      Starlight Peak
      supported
      Switzerland
      Tahoe
      Temple Crag
      third pillar
      Thompson Pass
      Thunderbolt Peak
      Tioga
      trad climbing
      trail running
      traverse
      Tuolumne
      Twin Lakes
      Ultra Trail Mont Blanc
      ultralight
      Valdez
      Via Ferrata
      white line
      wilderness trip
      winter
      Yosemite
      yosemite national park
      Yosemite ski
      Yost Meadow
      Zermatt
      Zermatt Valley
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    TRIP ITINERARY - DOLOMITES ROCK CLIMBING Day -1– Arrive in Venice, Italy. Day 0 – Private Shuttle to the Dolomites. Relax and enjoy the mountain town of Badia.
    Day 1 Climb the Falzarego Towers as a warmup, 11 pitches on 2 towers, up to 5.6
    Day 2 Climb in the beautiful Sella Pass area. Climb the Vinatzer Route on the Third Sella Tower. 13 pitches, 5.8 or Traverse the 3 Sella Towers.
    Day 3 Climb at Cinque Torri – the unique 5 towers area which host numerous shorter climbs to the top of small, yet beautiful towers. This is a fun climbing active rest day. From there we head directly to the Dibona Hut to climb on the Tofana the following morning.
    Day 4 Climb the South Face of Tofana di Rozes, 20 pitches of 5.6 to the summit of this great peak of the Dolomites, or climb the Pillar Rib route on Tofana di Rozes, 18 pitches, 5.9. Alternatively, dot he Ferrata Olivieri on Tofana di Mezzo to the summit. Return to hotel in Badia for the night.
    Day 5 Rest Day. Light climb on Hexenstein and descend via historic WWI trenches and barracks built into the mountain. Finish with a War Museum.
    Day 6 Rock climbing near Falzarego Pass, do another via ferrata, or take a nice hike in the morning. Drive to Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Stay at the Auronzo Hut.
    Day 7 Climb an 8 pitch 5.8 on the Cima Grande, or climb Cima Piccola via the classic South Arete, aka “The Yellow Edge.” 14 pitches, 5.10a. Return to Badia for the night and celebrate the end of a great week of climbing.
    Day 8 - Private shuttle to Venice. Onward home or to another destination.
    Cost Inclusions:
    • - IFMGA Mountain Guide for 7 days
    • - All of the guide's trip expenses
    • - Private roundtrip shuttle transfer from/to Venice
    • - Rental car + fuel
    • - ***S Lodging in the Alta Badia*
    • - Mountain huts for 2 nights with half-board, as conditions permit
    • - Group climbing equipment and via ferrata equipment rental
      Cost Exclusions:
    • - Travel to/from Italy
    • - Lodging & food before or after the Dolomites
    • - Meals, snacks, and drinks not included in the cost of lodging/huts
    • - Use of lifts or taxi services in the area
    • - Personal equipment
    • - Personal items
    • - Activities off of the itinerary
      * Note: We base in the Alta Badia because it is very central to all climbing areas in the Dolomites and has a quaint mountain charm. Cortina d'Ampezzo is a bigger mountain town with more going on, but it is regarded as more of a tourist trap. You can typically expect to pay twice as much for lodging with half the quality and service. If you do prefer to stay in Cortina, or another village in the area, we are happy to calculate the additional costs and add them to the quote. Surrounding cities such as Trento, Bolzano, or Belluno require too much driving time for this itinerary, and we therefore do not stay there.