Duca d'Aosta

This crag is located near the mountain hut Rifugio Duca d'Aosta on the Tofane mountains and it offers a wonderful view of the Ampezzo Valley. The climbing area is located at 2,100 meters and is characterized 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 and a length of 30 to 40 meters; a rope of at least 80 meters is therefore essential. However, many of the routes are split in two pitches with an intermediate anchor.

The crag was equipped between 2019 and 2020 by climbers from the Gruppo Scoiattoli Aldo Da Vià and Riccardo Fantina and has about twenty climbing routes bolted at a short distance, with grades from 6a to 7c+. The crag is exposed to the East and it is possible to climb there from May to October: it in the warmer periods it is suggested to climb in the afternoon (in the shade), in the colder ones in the morning (in the sun). In case of rain, it is not possible to climb.

Approach: The mountain hut Rifugio Duca d'Aosta can be reached by chairlift from Piè Tofana (check opening times and periods here). From the mountain hut, follow the track just below, which heads north, and cross the two ski slopes, from where the climbing wall is already visible.

Alternatively, from Cortina, take the road SP48 towards the Falzarego pass, go past the restaurant La Locanda del Cantoniere and the small church in Vervei, and continue for about 500 m until you reach the area of Fedarola, turning off on the road that climbs towards the mountain hut Rifugio Dibona. After a couple of kilometers turn right onto the dirt road towards Rifugio Duca d’Aosta. Robust vehicles can drive all the way to the rifugio; otherwise, it is advisable to park at the junction for Rifugio Pomedes. From here, it is only a few minutes walk to reach Rifugio Duca d’Aosta.

Rest points

Rifugio Duca d’Aosta