Vajolet towers - Piaz Arete Delagokante
The Arete on the Torre Delago Tower is a true classic. It's both polished and popular, but for a reason. The exposure and views are incredible and the climbing sits firmly at the easier end of the scale with a grade of UIAA IV+. The is a mountain refuge nearby but it’s over an hours hike to get here.
The Route Topography
This is the route Piaz Arete Delagokante on Vajolet towers in South Tyrol, Italy. It represents 160m of Dolomite rock climbing, usually over 6 pitches, of a max grade of HS 4a. Clicking the image will load the full screen high resolution Piaz Arete Delagokante climb topo.
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Approach & Descent Information
Approach: There is a shuttle bus that runs between Pera in the Val di Fassa and Rufugio Gardenccia (approach time is measured from Rufugio Gardenccia [Gardenccia shelter/mountain refuge]). The service departs from the large carpark by the Ciampedie chairlift in Pera. From here hike to the Rufugio Re Alberto, then follow the well worn path to the towers. Take the path behind Torre Piaz until reaching the gully between the larger towers of Stabeler and Delago. The rout starts from the ledge.
Descent: From the east edge of Delago, make a 40m abseil to a notch between the two larger towers (Stabeler and Delago). Make another 40 then 45m abseil to the base of the gully between the towers to the ledge the route started on. From here you can hike back.
The Dolomites, Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata - pg. 86
This guide covers everything you need for a multi-pitch climbing trip regardless of ability, it also has sport, trad and via ferrata routes. It features all the major areas and has very clear topos and route descriptions including the Catinaccio / Rosengarten region where the Vajolet Towers are located in the Alps.
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Weather & Local Conditions
Seasonal Weather Information
Note that some weather stations are close or even on the mountain, others are in nearby towns. Plan accordingly!
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Listed Nearby Climbs
The are some top quality multi-pitch rock climbs nearby. Guidebooks (see above) will have a more comprehensive list of other local climbing venues.
Normal Route on Grande Fermeda
720m climb graded IV-.
Fedele on Sass Pordoi
555m climb graded IV+.
Via Maria on Sass Pordoi South Face
370m climb graded IV+.
Via Steger on Sella Towers
175m climb graded IV+.
There are currently over 40 published multi-pitch climbs on the site.
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