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Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre

 
Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Südtirol / Alto Adige, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.71197°N / 11.97921°E

Object Title: Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre

Activities: Hiking

Season: Summer, Fall

Elevation: 8225 ft / 2507 m

 

Page By: Gangolf Haub

Created/Edited: May 27, 2016 / May 27, 2016

Object ID: 972839

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Overview

 
Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre
Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre summit seen from the east

Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre is the westernmost of the six summits of Olanger Köpfe which are the northern line of defence of the Prags / Braies Dolomites against Pustertal / Val Pusteria. Together with Dreifingerspitze / Col Alc / Punta Tre Dita it forms a twin summit group, which is separated from the remainder of the Olanger Köpfe by Lapadures Joch / Ju Slapadures.
 
Piz da Peres
 
 
Piz da Peres
 
 
Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre
 

On its western side Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre is separated from the popular Kronplatz / Plan de Corones (the region's most popular ski mountain) by Furkelsattel / Ju de Furcia / Passo de Furcia, a road pass which serves as the closest and highest trailhead. From here 800m have to be scaled while from any other of the possible trailheads you'll have to surmount almost twice as much.
 
Seitenbachspitzen
 
 
Piz da Peres
 
 
Peitlerkofel and Aferer geissler
 

Like most of the mountains of this Dolomite Group, Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre is made up from very brittle limestone, resulting in huge impressive faces with lots of gendarmes and towers. While all other Olanger Köpfe Summits can be easily reached along their shallow south slopes, Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre has an impressive vertical south face of some 200m and thus can only be reached via its west and east ridges. both routes are somewhat exposed, especially the western one, which runs across scree and grass covered very steep slopes.
 
Herrenstein, Roßkopf and Großer Jaufen
 
 
Maurerkopf and Flatschkofel
 
 
Muntejela de Senes
 

Like all of the Olanger Köpfe, Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre is a wonderful lookout mountain. It offers great views towards the northern and central Dolomites but it is its posiition high above Pustertal / Val Pusteria and the northern ascpect which draws most attention. Across the valley you can see the glaciated mountains of the Zillertal Alps and Hohe Tauern with Hochgall / Collalto taking the central position.

Northern Panorama

Zillertal Alps and the Rieserferner and Vilgraten Groups seen during the east ridge ascent

Getting There

Monte Paracia
Monte Paracia seen from Dreifingerscharte

The best trailhead for Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre is at Furkelsattel / Ju de Furcia / Passo de Furcia which separates the Olanger Köpfe Group from Kronplatz / Plan de Corones. Alternatives are Enneberg / Mareo / Marebbe to the west or Pragser Wildsee / Lago di Braies in the east. Both alternatives require lengthy ascents with hefty elevation gains.

From The North
  • Take A22 Brenner Motorway to exit Brixen / Bressanone
  • Turn off onto SS49 east to Bruneck / Brunico
  • After Percha / Perca turn off left onto SP43 which takes you to the saddle

From Austria (East)
  • Take A12 Inntalautobahn to exit Kufstein.
  • Turn onto B178, later B161 south in direction Kitzbühel.
  • At Mittersill B161 turns into B108 which heads through Felbertauern Tunnel.
  • Take B108 to Lienz were you turn right (west) onto E66 which on the border crossing turns into SS49 to Bruneck / Brunico.
  • After SP44 turns off north into Antholzer Tal / Val Anterselva, SP43 turns off south and takes you to Furkelsattel

From Udine
  • Take A23 north to exit Carnia.
  • Turn off onto SS52 which leads through several detours to Innichen / San Candido
  • Turn east onto SS49 to Bruneck / Brunico.
  • After SP44 turns off north into Antholzer Tal / Val Anterselva, SP43 turns off south and takes you to Furkelsattel

From Venezia
  • Take motorway A27 north towards its end near Belluno.
  • Turn onto SS51 towards Cortina d’Ampezzo and on to Toblach / Dobbiaco.
  • Turn east onto SS49 to Bruneck / Brunico.
  • After SP44 turns off north into Antholzer Tal / Val Anterselva, SP43 turns off south and takes you to Furkelsattel

Routes

From the trailhead on Furkelsattel / Ju de Furcia / Passo de Furcia there are two ascent routes to the mountain.
 
On the scree-hike to Dreifingerscharte
 
 
Looking across Pustertal from Dreifingerscharte
 
 
On the east ridge with Piz da Peres  summit behind
 

  • Direct ascent through Dreifingerscharte / Forcella Tre Dita
    Trail No 3 starts at Furkelsattel and crosses the north slopes of Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre only slowly gaining elevation. Once beneath Dreifingerscharte / Forcella Tre Dita it splits. The right hand trail turns south and heads up the scree fields towards the saddle. It is a very steep and somewhat uncomfortable ascent due to the amount of small gravel on the route. Once in the saddle turn right and head up Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre along its east ridge.
  • West Ridge
    From Furkelsattel / Ju de Furcia / Passo de Furcia a path leads across the ski slopes to the north-west of Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle Pietre. It crosses a gully to the west of the mountain before combining with path No 12, heading up its west ridge. This path is steep and exposed on brittle ground!

Red Tape

Sas dales Diesc (3026m), L Ciaval (2907m)
Sas dales Diesc (3026m), L'Ciaval (2907m) seen from Piz da Peres

In 1980 an area of 25680ha has been set aside for the natural Park Fanes Sennes - Prags. You are required to treat the Natural Park with care: leave animals and plants in their place, use trails (especially when mountain biking), and take the official open roads with your car.

For more information see here

Accommodation

For hotels and apartments have a look at the websites of the towns and cities of the area:

Weather Conditions


External Links

Books


The Prags Dolomites / Dolomiti de Braies are not as well covered in terms of Guidebooks. The list below offers the German books I know of dealing with the area but there certainly are more, especially Italian ones.
  • Dolomiten 5 - Sexten - Toblach - Prags
    F. Hauleitner
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 3 7633 4199 4
  • Dolomiten
    P. Fleischmann
    Kompass Verlag
    ISBN: 3 8705 1409 4
    Sextener Dolomiten extrem - Alpenvereinsführer
    R. Goedeke
    Rother Verlag
    ISBN: 3 7633 1255 2

Maps


The most commonly used maps are the ones by Kompass and by Tabacco. The Kompass one is good as an overview map while the Tabacco one offers more details.
  • Bruneck - Toblach / Brunico Dobbiaco
    Kompass Map WK 57
    ISBN: 3 85491 064 9
    Scale: 1:50000
  • Dolomiti di Braies / Pragser Dolomiten / Marebbe / Enneberg / Plan de Corones / Kronplatz
    Tabacco Map 031
    Scale: 1:25000

Images

Peitlerkofel and Aferer geisslerPiz da Peres / Pizzo delle PietreSas dales Diesc (3026m), L\'Ciaval (2907m)Piz da Peres / Pizzo delle PietrePiz da Peres / Pizzo delle PietreHerrenstein, Roßkopf and Großer JaufenSeitenbachspitzen
Looking across Pustertal from DreifingerschartePiz da PeresMonte ParaciaMaurerkopf and FlatschkofelPiz da PeresOn the scree-hike to DreifingerschartePiz da Peres
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