Climbs 200
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2128m a.s.l
Faces all

The Marmolada by night. © James Rushforth

Crag features

The highest peak in the Dolomites, with a large glacier on it's north flank and some tremendous routes on its south face, along with some great Via Ferratas.

There are over 200 known routes on the Marmolada's south face alone. For the purposes of this page I've only added the well known classics, see the 'Marmolada South Face' guidebook for a full list! I've stuck with the grading system used in the guidebooks as due to the number of insitu pitons constantly changing it is hard to give an English trad grade.

* For a review of the South Face guidebook read Jack's article found at .

The Marmolada is also a fantastic winter venue with some excellent iceclimbs and gullys. Vernel is not to be missed! Also some great offpiste ski touring / mountaineering routes, Lydia been arguably the best.

Approach notes

The Marmolada can be accessed easily via the Fedai Pass from either Canazei or Caprile. During the winter it can easily be skied to from Arabba and the Sellaronda.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Marmolada di Penia (3343m) 
2Marmolada Normal RoutePD 20
3North Flank of Marmolada di Penia
D 2
4Marmolada West Ridge to Punta Penia (VF)VF3D ***74
5South-West Face (Solda)
VII *2
6New South Pillar
VI a0 ***1
8TomassonV **21
9Ombrello da Sole
VII+ * 
11Sudtiroler Weg
VI a0 ** 
 Punta Rocca (3309m) 
13Gogna, via del Cinquantenario Fisi
VII- ***1
VIII- ** 
15Tempi ModerniVII+ ***17
16Vinatzer - CastiglioniVI+ ***10
17Messner DirectVI+ ***8
VII+ *** 
 Ombreta (3230m) 
20Via Dell'ideale
VIII- a0 *** 
22Attraverso il PesceVII+ ***2
23South Face (Italia) VariationVIII *** 
24Conforto Crack
VI * 
25Moby DickVII- *** 
26Don QuixoteVI+ ***82
27Schwalbenschwanz/Swallow's TailVI ***3
28Pisoni - Castiglioni
V *1
29Hatschi Bratschi
VI- ** 
30Colpo di Coda - Pilastro Dante
VIII- ** 
 Punta Serauta (3069m) 
32Eterna Brigata CadoreVF4D **37
 Winter Climbs 
34Vernel GullyWI-4 *** 
35La Cometa di Bouz
WI-5 ** 
36Trei Magi
WI-6 ** 
37Couloir SerautaWI-5  
38Cascata della Marmolada

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