Climbs 2
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2700m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Lynne Hempton and Rich Ferguson on Dei Finanzieri/Colac (VF3C) on the northeast face of Colac. © James Rushforth

Crag features

From the town of Canazei you can't help but notice the impressive northwest face of Colac rising up besides the western flank of the Marmolada. Despite being easily accessed from the top lift station of the Ciampac cable car, this via ferrata has a very alpine character and feel. It receives very little sun and consequently it is not uncommon to encounter snow and ice late into the season. The rock quality is also more 'Alpine' in nature and the face has suffered several large rockfalls in the past. Despite this the via ferrata is engaging and has cleaned up nicely in recent times. The views from the summit are excellent and the descent down the southeast side makes for a complete and rewarding itinerary.

Approach notes

Take the Ciampac Cable Car.

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The route is now open again after it was closed for rockfall.
James Rushforth - 04/Sep/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Colac summit
summit 4
Climb name Grade
2 VF dei Finanzieri Colac VF3C * 84

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