Sasso di Colfiére is, after Cinque Torri, one of Cortina’s favourite crags, partly because it is easy to reach from the town, and partly because, even though relatively small in size, it offers climbing that is very useful for training.
The wall is on the slopes of Col Drusciè at a height of 1,480 metres. It is between 8 and 15 metres in height, and it faces east. You can climb here from April to November, and the wall dries fairly quickly even after days of rain. The wall is vertical or slightly overhanging, and the rock is pocketed Main Dolomite, requiring a climbing style that helps to strengthen fingers and forearms. There are 11 routes on the main wall, and another 4 on the rear side, with grades of intermediate difficulty, between 6a and 7b. The top of the boulder is readily accessible and so top-roped protection is easy to perform.
Because of its easy approach, this crag is very popular with local climbers, above all on spring evenings after work. It is also possible to train solo by making horizontal traverses at various heights.
Approach: From Cortina, drive uphill towards the Falzarego Pass until you reach Gilardon, where you turn right following the signs to the “Tofana Freccia nel Cielo” ski-lifts and Lake Ghedina. After about 2 km, turn right following the signs for Lake Ghedina and carry on for about 100 metres until you reach a car park on the right. Opposite the car park, take a rough road that brings you to the Sasso after 200 metres. The crag is not easily visible at a distance because it is behind a wooded hill.