Val di Fassa Iceclimbing

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 1400m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
The Val di Fassa is a large valley right in the heart of the Dolomites, with some of the most famous pistes and off-piste itineraries in the whole world! It is however also a fantastic winter iceclimbing, modern mixed and dry tooling venue.

The justifiably famous Fontanazzo Sx-Dx and Rio Pelous are ideal for all at fairly amenable grades. There are also some lesser known harder climbs that are well worth seeking out.

For those looking to train in the summer or simply practice modern mixed, drytooling the Grotta di Pian is not to be missed!

Access notes
For the classics mentioned above from Moena or Canazei drive to Fontanazzo and turn off right at the signpost for Pasticceria Fassana (great cakes!). Park here, cross the bridge and head north along the cross country piste for about 10 mins to beneath the snow-filled gully. Walk up this for a further 30 mins to reach Candelina del Lusi.

For the Fontanazzo icefalls cross the bridge and follow the cross country piste for 200 m to where it meets a river bed: walk up this keeping to the left up to the cone shaped base of the left icefall (20 mins). Fontanazzo right is reached by walking up the river bed and canyon (30 mins).

Canazei is the largest town in the valley and is an ideal base for any of the above climbs.

Guidebooks
Eiskletterführer "Südtirol-Dolomiten" (2010), Ghiaccio Verticale Vol2 (2006)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1ArbaciaWI3 ***2
2Cascata di Fontanazzo (left)WI4+ **2
3Cascata di Fontanazzo (right)WI3+ ***17
4Candelina del LusiWI4+ * 
5Candele FaciliWI4+  
6Tupac AmaruWI5  
7Fluido GialloWI5 ** 
8Cascata del Rio PelousWI4+  
9Senza nome #1WI4+ * 
10L'AgghiaccianteWI6 *** 
11Candelino d'OrioneWI5+ * 
12GusselaWI3 ** 
13Ritorno al PassatoWI4+ ** 
14Vecioti e ZovenotiWI5 * 
15La bizzarraWI6+ *** 
 GROTTA DI PIAN  
17Senza nomeM4 * 
18YaniroquayM6 *** 
19Night eventWI5 *** 
20Attraverso PianM8 *** 
21For WirpkeM7+ * 
22OspitiM7 ***1
23Senza nome #2 Part 1M7  
24Senza nome #2 Part 2M9  
25AlbertinaM11+ *** 
26Per la MadonnaM10 *** 
27MarleneM9 ** 
28IrisM5+ ** 
29Candela della LestaWI5 ** 
 VAL DURON  
31Cascata Col de CarantegnWI5 *** 
32Candela di DuronWI6 * 
33DocoldauraWI3 *** 
 VAL D'UDAI  
35Fata di CristalloWI4+ * 
36Val UdaiWI4+  
37MargheritaWI4+ ** 
38Panic IceWI5+ ** 
 VAL DI VAIOLET  
40EliWI4+ *** 
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