The fixed-rope routes to Mount Civetta

The Mount Civetta near Alleghe is one of the most important climbing hotspots in the Dolomites. Reinhold Messner and the world's best climbers have already climbed the Northwest-face. Climbing this "face of faces" is one of the biggest challenges the Eastern Dolomites offer climbers.

But of course there are also easier ways to reach the peak of the 3,220 m high Mount Civetta. You can take the fixed-rope routes "Via Ferrata degli Alleghesi" or "Via Ferrata Attilio Tissi".

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Starting point for this quite demanding tour is Palafavera. You can reach it from the North over Selva di Cadore and Forcella Staulanza and from the South over Agordo, Passo Duran, Zoldo Alto or over Belluno, Longarone and Forno di Zoldo. In Palafavera you have to take the chairlift to Col di Dorf (1,917 m). Arrived there, walk to Forcella d'Alleghe and from there take the path 556 to the Rifugio Coldai. Here the "Sentiero Tivan path" begins. Follow it until you reach the fixed-rope route which leads you to the northern ridge of the Mount Civetta.

But attention! The fixed-rope route is discontinued. Parts of the track are not secured! Arrived at the peak of the 3,220 m high Civetta, the breathtaking panorama in front of your eyes, you will soon forget about all the worries during the ascent. For the descent just follow the path to the Rifugio Torrani. There the fixed-rope route "Via Ferrata Attilio Tissi" begins. It leads you through the south face of the Civetta Bassa. Arrived at the end of the fixed-rope route you follow the path 558 to the Forcella Grava and the hut Baita Civetta. Following a drive you reach Pecol, the starting point of the 10 hour long and very demanding tour.

A short and important advice: Inform yourself about weather conditions before starting your excursion to the Mount Civetta!

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