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Sass de Stria/Hexenstein

Dolomites, ITALY

Climbs 34 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 2243m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Saas di Stria, also called Hexenstein, lies just to the west of the Passo Falzerego. It's south arete is a popular beginers route, and this is now complemented by a number of sports routes on it's slabby east face. These receive the morning sun and are popular, pleasant and well-bolted, if rather unchallenging.

Access notes
Park half a mile north of Passo Falzerego - the slabs are a 2 minute walk through the remnants of WWI trenches, the arete is a further 15 minutes of steep walking.

The Dolomites : Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata (2014), Classic Dolomite Climbs (2008),
Out of print: Arrampicata sportiva a Cortina d'Ampezzo (2004), Classic Dolomite Climbs (1988)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Sass di Stria (VF)VF1A **19
3South AreteIV+ ***150
4Ultima Tule6c **6
6Enemies4a 19
7Friends4a 25
8Nuts4a 19
9Osso Di Banana5a 25
10Black Rain5a 17
11Totem5a 21
12Blowing In The Wind5c 23
13Bolzano4a 21
14Willy il Coyote5a 21
15Bip Bip5a 25
16Nurayev5a 28
17Incas4a 21
 Climb nameGradex
18Bilanciamento4a 23
19Super Trombetta6a 31
20Mano Morta4a 22
21Welcome In Padania4a 24
22Gatto Vecio5a 32
23Semi Di Papavero5a 27
24Non Stringere5a 28
25Pamir5a 24
26No Limits7b+ 4
27Sfigoi6a 30
28Sacripante5a 11
29Progressione Fondamentale5a 9
30Son Cotto6a 21
31Rioby6a 26
32Citrullina5a 14
33Nuvolari4a 8
34Berge in Flammen *VI+ 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Pleasant jug pulling on slaby rock for the most part with a couple of fingery technical F6a's thrown in just to remind you that sometimes climbing can be quite hard.
JLS - 27/Jul/12

I found this route a good excercise in exposure, the route has suprises on each pitch, some bottly and some pleasant. The last pitch is the hardest eqiv to about HS and requires bridging and confidence. If by this stage your nerves have had enuf you can bail out to the side gully (grade II ish) instead of finishing with fine style to the summit. The 40m ledge between the face and the huge flakes was a real suprise after what appears to be an impossible traverse across the summit face. You acess the ledge just under the huge chockstone where the flake parts from the rock face.... its all hidden till you get ontop of it.
Strange little creature - 18/Sep/06