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Italy
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Late May
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Late Sept 
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About the Mountain

WHY CLIMB IT?

Making your way to the top of Sass Pordoi (9,685 ft) is a quintessential experience in the Dolomites. Most people take a cable car to reach the plateau-like peak, but it’s all the more enjoyable to venture there on your own power. Hikers and climbers alike will find several routes to choose from, the easiest starting in Passo Sella and winding up Val Lasties to the eastern part of the plateau. This route also has phenomenal, ever-changing views, making it extremely popular.

“The Dolomites uniquely caters for every level of climber across every discipline of the sport, with classic long multi-pitch trad routes found next door to modern single-pitch sport climbs.”

- Jonathan Doyle

For those looking for a greater challenge, you can pick one of many multi-pitch climbing routes. The S-Buttress Route (known as “Maria-Kante”) covers 985 feet in 9 pitches, taking 3 to 4 hours, while the NW-Face Routes (known as “Fedele” and “Via Niagara”) cover over 2,600 feet in +26 pitches, taking 8 to 10 hours. Once you reach the Sass Pordoi summit – which is located in the Dolomites’ Sella Group – you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the nearby Marmolada and Langkofel Groups. You can also continue from Sass Pordoi to Piz Boè, the highest mountain in the Sella Group, on a short hike excursion.

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