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Saas di 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.

Classic Dolomite Climbs (2008),
Out of print: Arrampicata sportiva a Cortina d'Ampezzo (2004), Classic Dolomite Climbs (1988)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1South RibHS 4b 143
2Sass di Stria (VF)VF1A **19
3Ultima tule6b+ ***4
5S.N.4 19
6Friends4 25
7Nuts4 19
8Osso Di Banana5 26
9Black Rain5 17
10Totem5 21
11Blowing In The Wind5+ 23
12Bolzano4 21
13Willy il Coyote5 22
14Bip Bip5 26
15Nurayev5 28
16Incas4 22
 Climb nameGradex
17Bilanciamento4 24
18Super Trombetta6a 31
19Mano Morta4 23
20Welcome In Padania4 25
21Gatto Vecio5 33
22Semi Di Papavero5 27
23Non Stringere5 29
24Pamir5 25
25? Big Boulder Roof Route ?7b 4
26Sfigoi6a 30
27Sacripante5 12
28Progressione Fondamentale5 9
29Son Cotto6a 21
30Rioby6a 25
31Citrullina5 14
32Nuvolari4 9
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

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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