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Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) Group

Dolomites, ITALY

Climbs 100 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude 2500m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
The iconic Dolomite symbol the 3 Towers play host to a multitude of famous and historic climbs. From a rock climbers point of view there are 5 peaks each with steep North Faces. Development is still going on, as aid routes are freed and previously 'impossible' lines are aided.

There are just over 100 recorded routes on the Tre Cime. For the purposes of this page I've only added the well known classics, see "Tre Cime Classic and Modern Routes" for a full list!

*I've stuck with the grading system used in the guidebooks as due to the number of insitu pitons constantly changing it is hard to give an English trad grade. For routes with alot of insitu pitons or bolt protection I've also added a French Sport Grade. None of the routes at the Tre Cime could be considered purely multi pitch sport however! Equally Alpine grades ranging from AD to ED2 could be used.

**For a review of "Tre Cime Classic and Modern Routes" see Jack's article at .

Tre Cime: Classic & Modern Routes (2009), Classic Dolomite Climbs (2008), Dolomites West and East (2005), Arrampicare a Cortina D' Ampezzo e dintori, Dolomiti (2005),
Out of print: Classic Dolomite Climbs (1988)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
2North East Face (Preuss Crack)V **13
3South East Face (Cassin)VII- ***22
4South East Face (Killer)IX- f7b *** 
6South East Ridge(Del Vecchio)VI- * 
7South East Face Direct (Fabjan)VI+ ** 
8South East Face (Comici)VI+ ***3
9South East Face (Via Colo - Salton)VII-  
10South East Face (Via Dei Ricordi - Route of Memories)VII+ ***2
12South West Face (Normal Route)IV 5
13South Face (Egger)VI+ ** 
14South Face (Gelbe Mauer - Yellow Wall)VIII+ f7a+ ***2
15South Arete (Spigolo Gallo - Yellow Edge)VI+ ***43
16South Arete (Spigolo Gallo - Yellow Edge) - DirectVII- ***2
17Del Vecchio-ZadeoVI+ **1
18North Face (Innerkofler - Helversen)IV 4
 Climb nameGradex
 CIMA GRANDE (2999M)  
20North Face (Brandler Hasse)VIII+ f7a+ ***21
21North Face (ISO 2000)VIII+ f7a+ *** 
22North Face (Comici Dimai)VII+ f6b+ ***57
23North-East Ridge (Spigolo Dibona)IV **8
24West Face (Dulfer Dihedral)V 15
25South Face (Normal Route)III *18
 CIMA OVEST (2973M)  
27South Face (Normal Route)III 5
28West Face (Dulfer)IV+ 3
29Swiss Route (Swiss - Italian)IX- f7b+ *** 
30North Face (Baur Roof)VI a3 *** 
31North Face (Bellavista)XI- f8c ***1
32North Face (Pan Aroma)XI- f8c *** 
33North Face (Cassin Route)VIII f7a a1 ***2
34North East Ridge (Demuth Arete)V a0 **4
35North West Arete Spigolo Scoiattoli Arete (Squirrel's Ridge)IX- f7b ***1
Access notes
From Cortina follow signs for Misurina. The Tre Cime are then well signposted from Misurina. Rifugio Auronzo (2330m) and car park is the ideal place to stay and can be reached along the signposted toll road (20). It is then a 30 minute walk to Rifugio Lavaredo where the North Faces can be accessed from.

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Alexander Huber - Free Solo (Hasse BrandlerVIII+):
ERU - 31/Aug/11

Comici route article found at
James Rushforth - 07/Jun/10

See my article dec08 about the Brandler Hasse, early British ascent.
jcolton - 01/Jul/09