Cima Grande

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Cima Grande is the highest peak of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo Group, and one of the most famous peaks of the Dolomites. It is a sheer cliff with serious overhang. Its massive North Face provides some of the most intense rock climbing in the world. The direct ascent of the face is a classic climb, with few cracks or chimneys, and was widely believed to be impossible until it was finally climbed in 1958 by Dietrich Hasse.

Elevation (feet): 9,839
Elevation (meters): 2,999
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
Range/Region: Dolomites
Latitude: 46.3833
Longitude: 11.85
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1869
First successful climber(s): P. Grogmann, F. Innerkofter, P. Salcher
Nearest major airport: Venice, Italy
Convenient Center: Sesto or Lake Misurina, Italy

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 12 trip reports for Cima Grande.

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  • Log #866 - by Patrick Deykers on Sep 09, 2003
    Succesfully climbed the Comici route, UIAA 7, 6b.
  • Log #867 - by Armando Corvini on Sep 08, 2003
    Cima Grande di Lavaredo.Summited by the NE ridge, Stubler/Dibona route. Hight 500m grade 4. Very exposed, with some loose rocks toward the summit.
  • Log #868 - by Armando Corvini on Sep 08, 2003
    I meet up with Armando Galvani from Trieste. We climbed the North Face- Comici Route. This was my second time as I climbed first in 1959. Great Route.
  • Log #869 - by Armando Corvini on Sep 08, 2003
    Bruno and I climbed the North Face - Comici Route It was late in September, no other climbers on the Route. It was my first grade 6,as leader. I lead every pitch. The Route was superb on good rock...
  • Log #870 - by bart cockx on Dec 14, 2002
    Did the normal route twice in very different conditions. When wet the crux-chimney is a little stressy and not nice. In good conditions this is a very nice climb in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere....
  • Log #871 - by Michael Spring on June 28, 2002
    Via the north face - Comici route. Took 2 days but thoroughly enjojed it. The bivock halfway up was the most superb nights I have ever spent on a mountain and I still remember it after 37 years.
  • Log #872 - by Sergio Camiz on June 10, 2002
    I was 15 it was and my first climbing on pure rocks. Very easy.
  • Log #873 - by MartinLascano on Mar 10, 2002
    Le Ciama es imponente. Escalamos la via Comici en 3hs. es una ruta facil y mayormente la escalamos sin cuerda, la dificultad no supera el IV+.
  • Log #874 - by baczoni Andres on July 29, 2001
    I climbed with my brother in the south face of Cima Grande. It was a beautiful climbing. If you want some information please send me an e-mail. Sziasztok!!!
  • Log #875 - by JORDI ROSET I LLOBET on Feb 17, 2000
    Via Comici. 6Hours. How the climbed this routes on that date? Is really incredible.
  • Log #876 - by mike on Jan 31, 2000
    My wife and I will be travelling to Northern Italy in the summer of 2001. Our interests include climbing some of classic yet moderate climbs and peaks as well as experiencing Tyrolean culture. would...
  • Log #877 - by Elwin van der Gragt on Apr 27, 1999
    Ascent via N-Face 'Comici' Route very much relaxt sports-climbing athmosphere. Easy routefinding, good rock. Crux section should be UIAA 7 (fr. 6b). Overrated.