Grade 3 Via Ferrata Michielli Strobel – Punta Fiames

  This post is part of a longer trip report. You can access the full table of contents here. We had saved VF Michielli Strobel until last since the start of the climb is still accessible by bus outside of the tourist season, which had come to an end the day before. The route’s proximity  to Cortina meantContinue reading “Grade 3 Via Ferrata Michielli Strobel – Punta Fiames”

Grade 4 Via Ferrata Giovanni Lipella – Tofana de Rozes

This post is part of a longer trip report. You can access the full table of contents here. Tofana de Rozes had really caught my eye on the day we had climbed at Cinque Torre. Its walls looked mesmerizing, and I doubted it would be possible to climb to the top in one day. Because of the busContinue reading “Grade 4 Via Ferrata Giovanni Lipella – Tofana de Rozes”

Grade 2 Via Ferrata Marino Bianchi – Cima di Mezzo

This post is part of a longer trip report. You can access the full table of contents here. Packing up early in the morning, we took the bus into Cortina and set up camp again but in a campsite a couple of minutes away from the others, which seemed to be better equipped for camping rather than caravanning. Getting theContinue reading “Grade 2 Via Ferrata Marino Bianchi – Cima di Mezzo”

Single pitch sport climbing at Landro, night-time adventures in Calalzo

This post is part of a longer trip report. You can access the full table of contents here. The previous night’s ‘epic’ left us feeling rather sheepish, so we decided to spend the day on single pitch sport in Landro, a crag just off the side of a road but with impressive overhangs that keep the routes dryContinue reading “Single pitch sport climbing at Landro, night-time adventures in Calalzo”

Faffing on Cinque Torri

This post is part of a longer trip report. You can access the full table of contents here. The following morning we caught the first bus up the Passo di Falzarego to Cinque Torri. For a while our bus held up three sports cars as we slowly trundled up a series of hairpin bends above Cortina. The second we reached a straighter section, theContinue reading “Faffing on Cinque Torri”

Shaded and secluded sport climbing at Campo Volpera

This post is part of a longer trip report. You can access the full table of contents here. Having pitched our tents in a campsite on the outskirts of Cortina, we spent the afternoon climbing at Campo Volpera. This crag offers a variety of bolted routes amongst an old high ropes course situated in the forest on theContinue reading “Shaded and secluded sport climbing at Campo Volpera”

Rock climbing and via ferratas in the Dolomites

A week of rock climbing and via ferratas in the Dolomites based in Cortina di Ampezzo, kindly sponsored by The Irvine Fund