Climbs 8
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2981m a.s.l
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Night falls in the Rosengarten © James Rushforth

Crag features

The huge east face of Cima Catinaccio looms over the Val di Vajolet and dominates the skyline when you first arrive at Rifugio Gardeccia. You can't help but immediately notice the line of chimneys and cracks that split the largest part of the central face. It is here that the most famous climbing couple of their time, Hans Steger and Paula Wiesinger, climbed the face direct in 1929.

Approach notes

Take the Pera-Rifugio Gardeccia shuttle/taxi, and the wall is then clearly visible from Rifugio Gardeccia.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Cima Catinaccio Rosengartenspitze summit
2 Diretta per l'anticima Catinaccio
3 Kiene IV+  
Climb name Grade
4 Dimai V 2
5 Fantasia V  
6 Steger VI- *** 23
Climb name Grade
7 South Ridge PD+ 1
  Via Ferrata
9 Santner Pass (VF)
VF2A 11

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