Cima Grande

Cima Grande
Photo by Markus Stadler, all rights reserved.

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

There are 12 trip reports for Cima Grande.

  • Log #866 - by Patrick Deykers on Sep 09, 20033.00 stars
    Succesfully climbed the Comici route, UIAA 7, 6b.
  • Log #867 - by Armando Corvini on Sep 08, 20033.00 stars
    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, 20033.00 stars
    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, 20033.00 stars
    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, 20023.00 stars
    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, 20023.00 stars
    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, 20023.00 stars
    I was 15 it was and my first climbing on pure rocks. Very easy.
  • Log #873 - by MartinLascano on Mar 10, 20023.00 stars
    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, 20013.00 stars
    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, 20003.00 stars
    Via Comici. 6Hours. How the climbed this routes on that date? Is really incredible.
  • Log #876 - by mike on Jan 31, 20003.00 stars
    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, 19993.00 stars
    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.