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The Dolomites are not your average, ordinary, everyday climbing spot. The area’s distinctive spires, needles, ledges, towers, plateaus, and crags — not least to mention its historical significance during the First World War and unique cultural history — stood out so much so that UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 2009. This part of the Southern Limestone Alps are home to three disciplines of climbing: traditional climbing, sport climbing and via ferrata. Tackle a near-vertical climb along the east face, onto the southwest face and eventually on to the lofty southern arête of Punta Anna. At 2731m, choose between two directional options — either continue up the crest toward the Terza Torre Pomedes and the Doss de Tofana and on toward the summit, or head to the left, down from Bus de Tofana, and continue on the scree run to path 403 leading back to the ferrata’s starting point.
In 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Catch breathtaking glimpses of neighboring peaks and summits
A challenging and beautiful range of steep limestone peaks south of the Austrian-Italian border
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Dolomites, Italy, please refer to the official Italian Department of Health website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
The complete Via Ferrata routes can last up to 10 hours and require more stamina and skill. Your guide will discuss with you all possible options before determining the exact route.
The Dolomites have plenty of options for beginner climbers with several via Ferrata routes. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate climbers, the Dolomites have loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Climbing days can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to the Dolomites, IT, most people choose one of the near-by airports. Innsbruck in Austria is 1.5 hours away, Verona and Venice, IT, are just under 2 hours away, and Milan is 3.5 – 4 hours away. From there, you can rent a car or take a bus or train ride to the meeting location.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.