The Dolomites (Rockfax)


Product Overview

The Dolomites straddle Italy and Austria, and have played a key role in the development of European climbing. Comprised of limestone and, inevitably, dolomite, the range typically takes the form of abruptly rising monoliths that stand tall over alpine meadows, creating a distinctive and appealing landscape.

Climbers arrive from across the world to experience a full range of challenges; single pitch sport crags lie beside kilometre-long traditional routes. The area is particularly renowned for its via ferrata, cabled routes largely left as a legacy of the conflict between the Italian States and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which now in happier times give superb access to many of the Dolomites. The network of wires, ladders, rungs and cable bridges allow climbers to access thrilling situations in comparative ease and safety. 

This Rockfax guide provides detail for the best routes in the area, whether your interest is sport, trad or via ferrata, regardless of ability. All the major areas are featured:

Catinaccio, Val di Fassa, Marmolada, Sella Group, Val Gardena, Fanis Group, Lagazuoi Group, Tofana Group, Cinque Torri, Cortina Basin, Cadini di Misurina, Tre Cime

152 trad routes

781 sport routes

37 via ferrata

2019 Edition – James Rushford

496 Pages

150mm x 210mm


ISBN: 9781873341971