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!

Approach 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.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
WI3 ***2
2Cascata di Fontanazzo (left)
WI4+ **2
3Cascata di Fontanazzo (right)WI3+ ***17
4Candelina del Lusi
WI4+ * 
5Candele Facili
6Tupac Amaru
7Fluido GialloWI5 ** 
8Cascata del Rio Pelous
9Senza nome #1WI4+ * 
10L'AgghiaccianteWI6 *** 
11Candelino d'Orione
WI5+ * 
WI3 ** 
13Ritorno al Passato
WI4+ ** 
14Vecioti e ZovenotiWI5 * 
15La bizzarraWI6+ *** 
 Grotta di Pian 
17Senza nome
M4 * 
18YaniroquayM6 *** 
19Night eventWI5 *** 
20Attraverso PianM8 *** 
21For Wirpke
M7+ * 
M7 ***1
23Senza nome #2 Part 1
24Senza nome #2 Part 2
25AlbertinaM11+ *** 
26Per la MadonnaM10 *** 
27MarleneM9 ** 
28IrisM5+ ** 
29Candela della Lesta
WI5 ** 
 Val Duron 
31Cascata Col de Carantegn
WI5 *** 
32Candela di Duron
WI6 * 
WI3 *** 
 Val D'udai 
35Fata di Cristallo
WI4+ * 
36Val Udai
WI4+ ** 
38Panic Ice
WI5+ ** 
 Val di Vaiolet 
WI4+ *** 

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