Climbing paradise in the Dolomites
There’s no doubt about it: Val Gardena and the Dolomites are surely one of the most stunning climbing paradises in the world. Climbing takes place exclusively on the renowned dolomite rock, on the spectacular backdrop of the Sassolungo, Sella, the Gruppo delle Odle and the Meisules (Passo Sella). There are also countless trails in Val Gardena: short, long, hard, easy, suspended and flat. The majority of the climbing gardens and the trails were opened by the members of Catores, the Val Gardena climbing guild.
City of Stones - Città dei Sassi
The City of Stones (Città dei Sassi) must be one of the most well-known climbing parks, sitting below the Sassolungo on the Passo Sella. It resulted from a colossal ravine and has been used as a training ground for many years. There are countless rocks with numerous trails which are also ideal for families. You can rope climb and boulder too. The large rocks are placed in such a way that you will find a cool spot in the shade even during the hot summer days. You will find 29 trails (difficulty level 4), 24 trails (difficulty level 5c), 75 trails (difficulty level between 6a and 6c) and 13 trails (difficulty level above 7a). There are also 16 bouldering trails (difficulty level until 5c), 20 trails (difficulty level between 6a and 6c), 10 trails (difficulty level from 7a).