Rio Gere

This crag is near the location Rio Gere, from which it takes its name. The walls are at a height of 1,680 metres, sheltered by the woods and near a stream. For this reason, the ideal period in which to climb here is the summer, on warm, sunny days. The view of mount Cristallo is superb and it makes the climb even more rewarding.

The earliest pitches here were bolted in the 1990s by the Scoiattolo Diego Ghedina (“Tomasc”), to whom the superb “San Diego” route is dedicated. The wall has about twenty pitches, many of which on overhanging rock, of considerable length (up to 40 metres) on dolomite with pockets and nubs. Intermediate-advanced climbing skills are essential, because the pitches require strength and endurance, and most of them are grade 7 (from 6a to 7c+). The rope has to be at least 80 metres long. As the pitches are lengthy and overhanging, the bolting is sometimes rather widely-spaced, but solid and safe. 


Approach: From Cortina, take the SR48 road towards Tre Croci Pass - Misurina, and, just after having gone past the sign for the rural hospitality retreat El Brite de Larieto (5 km from Cortina), park in the small lay-by on the right (just before the Rio Gere car park). From here, take track number 206 towards Mandres, cross the river and go up the steep slope, leaving track number 206. The crag is in full view (even from the road), and once you have started to climb up the wooded slope, you will reach the base of the wall in 10-15 minutes.

Rest points

Agriturismo El Brite de Larieto, ristorante Rio Gere