Sport climbing

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).


You will be spoilt for choice even on Frea on the Passo Gardena. You will find a very interesting climbing wall with different trails, with one or more ropes. More than one of the 70 trails have ropes of different lengths. Most climbs occur on a vertical wall as well as on flat walls. What must be highlighted is the great atmosphere. There are 4 trails (difficulty level 4), 11 trails (difficulty level between 5a and 5b), 37 trails (difficulty level between 6a and 6c) and 21 trails (difficulty level above 7a). 


If you want to reach new heights, don’t miss the superb many rope Traumpfeiler. There are up to six lengths of rope on the trails which are perfectly protected and demanding enough. An interesting, technical climb on walls with holes and a beautiful view across the Sassolungo. You will find 4 trails (difficulty level below 6a), 32 trails (difficulty level between 6a and 6c), 19 trails (difficulty level between 7a and 7c) and 4 trails (difficulty level 8a).


The Bernardi climbing wall is a small wall, but it promises peace and cool in a shaded forest. The trails are not particularly long and of medium difficulty. Ideal for sporty climbers. The climb is slightly suspended and occurs on ledges and holes. You will climb on dolomite rock here, too. Prepare for 5 trails (difficulty level between 6b and 6c) and 7 trails (difficulty level between 7a and 7b).

Further information:

  • "Climbing in Val Gardena Dolomites" (ISBN-10: 8868392259)
  • "The Dolomites: Rock Climbs and via Ferrata" (ISBN-10: 1873341970)

Climbing halls in Val Gardena

Climbing gyms offer the possibility of indoor climbing. A good suggestion not only for a rainy day!

Sport & leisure (indoor)

Val Gardena SuperPremière
From 29.11 to 22.12.2018 great offers! 4 overnight stays, 4 day ski pass and ski equipment hire - you pay only for 3 days! The price refers to the entire stay. You have to deduct the free day/s from the indicated price (if the price is not in green colour).
Fis Ski World Cup Val Gardena-Gröden
Our World Cup package offers our guests, from 14. until 16. december 2018, 2 nights, ski pass and admittance to the World Cup races for men in Val Gardena at a package price.
Val Gardena SuperSun
The SunSkiRun offers are valid from 17.03 to 08.04.2018. If you stay for 6 days, you will receive 1 day free (6+1).
Val Gardena Family Special
From 17.03.2018 children-friendly hotels/guesthouses offer free staying and great discounts for children.
Reductions for children
In all hotels and guesthouses marked with a teddy bear, families with children can avail of special discounts.
Val Gardena Active
This weekly programme is designed to give you an overview of what you can find in the stunning Val Gardena area during the summer and winter. We would be glad to create an individual programme for you in order to enjoy a perfect vacation. For guests staying in Val Gardena Active accommodation (with symbol), all the events and activities are for free or for a reduced price (except children’s programs).
Children's weeks
During the children's weeks, until 28 June 2019, you can take advantage of the particular prices for the accommodation for kids and a rich program of entertainment.
Single & Kids until 05.07.2019
For singles with child in double room, until 5 july 2019, the follow reductions apply to the child. The above reductions are only applied in summer, low season.
Single & Kids from 17.08.2019
For singles with child in double room, from 17 august 2019 until 13 september 2019, the follow reductions apply to the child. The above reductions are only applied in summer, low season.

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Climbing wall Center Iman S. Cristina

Str. Dursan - Iman Center
39047 S. Cristina - Val Gardena - South Tyrol

+39 0471 777800

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“Nives” Climbing Hall

Via Meisules/Meisulesstr. 213
39048 Selva - Val Gardena - South Tyrol

+39 0471 794133

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Ortisei/St.Ulrich-Runcadic/Runggaditsch Boulder Hall

Str. Arnaria
39046 Ortisei - Val Gardena - South Tyrol

+39 0471 797275

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