Climbs 20
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2712m a.s.l
Faces all

Crazy weather in the Val Badia © James Rushforth

Crag features

The distinctive west face of Sas dla Crusc dominates the skyline of the Val Badia. The cliff is one of the best examples of the enrosadira phenomena found in the Dolomites, where the setting sun causes a lovely pink glow. Subsequently the west face and the beautiful chapel at its base are a familiar sight on many postcards.

From a climbers' perspective, Sas dla Crusc offers several outstanding steep trad routes.

In particular Messner's Grande Muro is one of the best climbs in the area and is highly recommended. It does have an arduous approach but this is more than compensated for by the quality of the climbing and uncomplicated descent.

Approach notes

The face is reached from the village of San Leonardo (Badia Abtei) which is located in the Alta Badia just north of La Villa

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The Dolomites : Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata

A big book to the magnificent Dolomites in northern Italy. This guide covers everything you need for a climbing trip regardless of ability, whether it be sport, trad, via ferrata or a combination of all three. It features all the major areas and is the only guidebook available to have such comprehensive coverage.
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More Guidebooks:
Dolomites West and East (2005)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Pilastro di MezzoVIII ** 
2Pilastro di Mezzo Mariacher VariantVII- *** 
3La perla PreziosaE7 6c *** 
4Mayerl CornerVI+ ** 
5Grande MuroVII ***9
6Grande Muro DirectVII *** 
7SilberschreiE6 6b ** 
8Monte Cavallo via path 7VF1B **1

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