Climbs 20
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2712m a.s.l
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The Perfect hand traverse pitch on the Classic Grande Muro route in the Dolomites © Peter Holder

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
1 Pilastro di Mezzo VIII **  
2 Pilastro di Mezzo Mariacher Variant VII- *** 1
3 La perla Preziosa E7 6c ***  
Climb name Grade
4 Mayerl Corner VI+ ** 2
5 Grande Muro VII *** 10
6 Grande Muro Direct VII ***  
Climb name Grade
7 Silberschrei E6 6b **  
8 Monte Cavallo via path 7 VF1B ** 1

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