Cortina is in the heart of the Dolomites, absolutely one of the most beautiful and spectacular locations for sport climbing in the entire Alpine arch. Here you climb almost exclusively on Dolomite, a sedimentary rock with a wealth of nubs, crevices and pockets of various size. In Cortina there are 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. 

You can find a list of the crags in Cortina and the surrounding area, complete with sketches and details, by purchasing the guidebook “Falesie a Cortina d’Ampezzo - Klettergärten in Cortina, Sport Climbing in Cortina” edited by the climbing group “Scoiattoli di Cortina” (Cortina Squirrels), which has always been involved in the promotion of climbing. The Scoiattoli Group identified and bolted the pitches on most of Cortina’s crags, and it also works on their regular maintenance. The guidebook, edited and published by Idea Montagna, has descriptions of 26 sport climbing walls located around Cortina and in some other nearby municipalities, in Italian, English and German.

Discover Cortina’s climbing walls!

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