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Tre Cime

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 .

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.

The Dolomites : Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata (2014), Tre Cime: Classic & Modern Routes (2009), Classic Dolomite Climbs (2008), Arrampicare a Cortina D' Ampezzo e dintori, Dolomiti (2005), Dolomites West and East (2005),
Out of print: Classic Dolomite Climbs (1988)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Dulfer CornerV+ ***15
3Normal RouteIII *18
5South West Face (Normal Route)IV 5
6EggerVI+ ** 
7Muro Giallo/Gelbe Mauer (Yellow Wall)7a+ ***2
8Spigolo Gallo (Yellow Edge)VI+ ***45
9Spigolo Gallo (Yellow Edge) DirectVII- ***3
10Del Vecchio-ZadeoVI+ **1
11North Face (Innerkofler - Helversen)IV 4
13South East Face (Comici)VI+ ***3
14Comici-FabjanVI- ** 
15Via dei Ricordi (Route of Memories)6b+ **2
16Del VecchioV+ * 
17South East Face (Via Colo - Salton)VII-  
 Climb nameGradex
19CassinVII- ***25
20South East Face (Killer)IX- f7b *** 
21Preuss ChimneyV ***14
23Dibona AreteIV+ **8
24Hasse-BrandlerVIII+ ***21
25ISO2000VIII+ *** 
26Comici-DimaiVII+ ***61
28South Face (Normal Route)III 5
29West Face (Dulfer)IV+ 3
30Swiss Route (Swiss - Italian)IX- f7b+ *** 
31North Face (Baur Roof)VI a3 *** 
32BellavistaX+ 8b+ ***1
33Pan AromaXI- 8c *** 
34CassinVIII ***2
35North East Ridge (Demuth Arete)V a0 **4
36North West Arete Spigolo Scoiattoli Arete (Squirrel's Ridge)IX- f7b ***1
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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