Cima Grande (a.k.a. The Dibona Arete)

The elegant line along the V-end of the well-known north face brings us to the top of the highest of the Three Cimas, the famous rock towers close to the Italian Cortina. This is considered a masterpiece of a great Dolomites pioneer Angelo Dibona from 1909. The characteristics of this route are a short and convenient approach to the face combined with a quite demanding descent with occasional rappelling.

Grade: IV+/IV
Route height: 500 m (1,600 ft)
Climbing time: 5 hours
Starting point: The Lavaredo Hut to the south of the Tre Cima di Lavaredo
Approach: From the hut to the Pattern Saddle and from there on to the face (1 h)
Descent: From the top by the normal ascent to the south side (2 h)
The equipment required: Basic mountaineering and climbing equipment
Price: € 350 for one guest, € 295 for two guests

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