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Climbs 12
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2799m a.s.l
Faces SE

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Simon Gietl making the first ascent of Fairplay (X-) on Piz da Lech. © Claudia Ziegler

Crag features

The Vallon corrie is a dramatic steep-sided amphitheatre on the east side of the Sella range, situated above Corvara. The sunny walls encircling Rifugio Kostner are most famous for the
Piz da Lech via ferrata which has recently been re-equipped and offers a superb day out. The surrounding walls also host a number of excellent trad climbs, most notably three classic chimney offerings from Ettore Castiglioni and Bruno Detassis. The routes are all relatively short and easily accessible from Corvara using the Boè/Vallon lift system. When combined with an easy and straightforward descent this makes it ideal for half days.

Approach notes

Vallon is approached using the Boè gondola and Vallon chairlift from the town of Corvara, located at the east end of the Val Gardena.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Sasso delle Nove/Sasso delle Dieci
2 Southeast Face IV+ **  
3 Fairplay X- **  
4 Via Goedeke IV+ **  
5 East Face IV+ *** 6
Climb name Grade
6 Via Martin-Rumpelt IV- ** 1
  Piz da Lech
8 South-East Face Direct V+ ** 1
9 Via Dorigatti V *** 18
10 Castiglioni/Detassis (Piz da Lech/Boeseekofel) HS 4b 12
Climb name Grade
11 Piz da Lech (VF) VF3B *** 194
12 Mani Della Guida 6a * 1
13 [Unknown - left of left black streak] 6a ** 1

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