Pinnacles, spires and towers of rock rise majestically heavenwards, beckoning intrepid adventurers.
There in nothing quite like the thrill of completing a climb, reaching a summit, and that challenge has drawn climbing enthusiasts and novices alike for centuries.
Cortina offers the chance to learn rock climbing with courses and mini courses, under the expert tuition of professional climbers.
Among the numerous climbing areas, we cannot forget the historic 5 Torri or 5 Towers, which was where the legendary red-shirted Cortina Scoiattoli (Squirrels) climbing club was formed back in 1939. You can get a taste of the buzz of climbing at the climbing wall situated in corso Italia, obviously with the supervision of the Alpine guides. During summer, the guides organize rock climbing courses for adults, offering 3 levels: a basic 2-day course, an advanced 3-day course and a 4-day climbing camp. For children, various courses are available: a climbing for fun course, a mini rock climbing course and free climbing. All the courses last 3 days and begin on Mondays or Thursdays.