Cortina is located in the heart of the Dolomites, without doubt one of the most beautiful and spectacular areas for climbing in the entire Alpine arch. Here, climbing is almost exclusively on the sedimentary rock named Dolomite with a wealth of nubs, crevices and pockets of various sizes; in the case of Main Dolomite there are often also ledges, roofs and sharp, squarish holds, almost step-like, due to the rock’s specific stratification pattern. 

In Cortina there are over 1,000 traditional and modern routes, in addition to many crags equipped for sport climbing, all with different characteristics and settings, and for different climbing styles: historic crags, and other more recent routes, with shorter or longer approaches, with pitches on overhangs or slabs, of various exposure and grade. 
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Le Cinque Torri

Discover the thrill of climbing on the famous Cinque Torri, Cortina’s most famous and historically most important climbing location, with enchanting views over the whole Ampezzo valley.

Bèco d’Ajàl

A crag for climbers of intermediate-advanced level, with a climbing style generally based on endurance, set in a magical forest of fir trees to the north of Croda da Lago in a superb panoramic position with views over Cortina and the surrounding mountains.

Crépe de Oucèra Alte

A long strip of crags with over 80 routes with grades from intermediate to difficult, on the road running from Cortina to the Giau Pass, with pitches of varying length, reaching 40 metres.

Crépe de Oucèra Basse

This crag, particularly suitable for beginners, was one of the first to be used in Cortina, and it is one of the crags with the largest number of routes.

Volpèra, Campo e Sasso dei Finanzieri

The Volpèra and Campo area offers a variety of climbing opportunities, with a series of overhanging rocks scattered in the dense woodland, suitable for expert climbers.

Rio Gere

A crag for intermediate-advanced climbers with pitches of up to 40 metre length, with a fine view of mount Cristallo which makes the climb even more rewarding.


Sasso di Colfiére is a boulder with heights ranging from 8 to 15 metres, and it requires a style of climbing that strengthens fingers and forearms. It is one of the principal climbing walls in Cortina, very easy to reach from the town and very popular with local climbers.

Croda Da Lago

One of the crags with the most spectacular and characteristic views of Cortina: at a height of 2,100 metres, this wall looks onto the beautiful Lake Federa, reflecting the peak Becco di Mezzodì.

Piccolo Lagazuòi e Sass de Stria

Two crags on the Falzarego Pass, at a height of between 2,000 and 2,300 metres, particularly suitable for beginners and children, with routes graded from 4a to 7b.


This crag, at 2,100 m, is located near the mountain hut Rifugio Duca d'Aosta on the Tofane and is characterized by a wonderful view of the Ampezzo Valley and by routes of a first length of about 20 meters on vertical wall with excellent gray rock of medium-easy difficulty and a second part, very overhanging, with greater difficulty