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Sasso di Bosconero

Sasso di Bosconero

Sasso di Bosconero

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Belluno, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.33413°N / 12.26984°E

Object Title: Sasso di Bosconero

County: Dolomiti di Zoldo

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing

Elevation: 8097 ft / 2468 m


Page By: AlbertoRampini

Created/Edited: Jul 2, 2012 / Aug 22, 2017

Object ID: 798429

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"Sasso di Bosconero" is the major summit of the group. It appears as a huge pyramid and the most important walls and spurs are placed on its north and west side that overhang the “Bosconero valley” (Zoldo side).

It has an easy and smooth flank orientated to south above the “forcella Toanella” that hosts the normal route. This flank is covered by a long gravelly slope called: “Grave de la Rocca”.

The peak is delimitated by two notches: “forcella del Matt” 2063m (north) and “forcella Toanella” 2150m (south). They are the only ways to move between the opposite sides of the group.

Sasso di Bosconero northwest side.
The west side

The summit is composed by broken rock and offer an astonishing 360° view towards Dolomiti del Cadore, Dolomiti di Zoldo and Dolomiti Bellunesi.
On the east side of Sasso di Bosconero, there is also a route that goes across on an entire ledge that connects the two notches before listed. It’s called: “Viàz de l’Ors”. Very interesting and recommended for skilled trekkers.

It was the first summit of the group with mountaineering interests, and it has been climbed for the first time during the year 1878 by the duo Cesare Tomè and Gottfried Merzbacher with the local guide Santo Siorpaes.

The west side

Getting there

The group is located into the “Dolomiti di Zoldo” region. For who came from “Pianura Padana”, the fastest way is reach the village of "Longarone". Not far from the city of "Belluno".

The Sasso di Bosconero is placed in the center of the group. It overhangs the valleys "Bosconero" and "Campestrin".
The first is reachable from the village of "Zoldo". The second is reachable from the village of "Ospitale di Cadore". Both places aren't far from "Longarone".

From Turin or Milan or Venice: motorway A4 - Mestre - motorway A27.

Otherwise, reach the village of "Zoldo". It isn't the easiest way but very panoramic.

From "Feltre" or "Belluno": road n.203 – AgordoPasso DuranZoldo.

By plane
The nearest international airports are "Treviso", used for many low-cost flights, and "Venice" "Marco Polo".

By train
The nearest railway station is Longarone; Belluno station can also be used as the DolomitiBus service leaves from there for Longarone/Pecol.

By bus
Various buses of the DolomitiBus service leave from the Belluno bus station (opposite the railway station) and reach Val Zoldana in approx. 1hour.

Tourist Office/Ufficio Turistico Provinciale di Zoldo Alto
Viale Dolomiti, 4
32010 Zoldo Alto (BL)
Tel. 0437 789145
Fax 0437 788878

The lake of Pontesei
Bosconero valley

Main routes

Routes in the NW side
The routes on the NW side

White line: route n.2
Red line: route n.4
Blue line: route n.5
Yellow line: route n.3
Green line: route n.7

1. From southwest: (normal route) – From the refuge Bosconero across the forcella Toanella – 1000m – 3hours – I° F

2. From west: (the couloir) - G.Angelini/F.Vienna – 08/09/1928 – 650m – landslide area, better to avoid - I°/II°

3. Central spur: P.Sommavilla/R.Mosena - 12/08/1974 - 250m - III°/IV°

4. Northwest spur: (antispigolo nordovest) – L.Pretto/B.De Pellegrini – 11/07/1964 – 600m – fine and good rock - IV°/IV°+

5. From northwest: (via Angelini - Sperti) – Valentino Angelini/Silvio Sperti – 22/07/1924 – 600m – III°/IV°

6. From the north chimneys: U.Pomarici/G.Zennaro/P.Bellemo/A.Jovino – 03/07/1966 – good and clean rock – 550m – III°/IV°

7. From north: (via Pomarici-Costantini) – Ugo Pomarici/Regina Costantini – september 1967 – 550m – III°/IV°

8. North ridge: from forcella del Matt – G.Angelini/O.Tomassi – 19/08/1930 – 400m – II°

9. From east: (via Angelini) – G.C.A. Angelini – 15/07/1956 – lonely and wild environment – 600m – II°

10. From east: (via Pomarici-Trevisan-Freschi) – 30/06/1973 – II°

11. From ESE: from Val de l’Albero – G.Angelini/A.Rostagni – 15/08/1946 – 800m – II°

12. From southeast: from Val Larga – G.Angelini/G.Cercenà – 22/07/1943 – very long approach – 1970m – I°/II°

Camping and Huts

Camping is permitted in the whole Bosconero group and it doesn't require any red tape.

The refuge  Bosconero

Casera di Bosconero 1457m

Open from: 20/06 - 20/09
Telephone: +39 0437 787346
Keeper: Monica Bagatin tel. +39 0437 787664
Property: CAI sez. Valzoldana tel. +39 0437 78100
Places: 28 winter 4
From lake of Pontesei 858m, path 485, 2 hours E
From Passo Cibiana, path 485, 2 hours EE

The casera  Campestrin

Casera Campestrin 1649m

Open from: permanenly
Telephone: none
Keeper: none
Property: CAI sez. San Donà di Piave
Places: 12
From Passo Cibiana, path 483, 2 hours EE
From Ospitale di Cadore, path 483, 3,30 hours E



"Pelmo e Dolomiti di Zoldo" - Guida dei Monti d'Italia - G.Angelini & P.Sommavilla - (the book wherefrom I've got the informations for this page) - 1983

"Il Bosconero" - Tamara edizioni montagna - De Zordo Vittorio

"La Val di Zoldo" - Cierre edizioni - Bonetti Paolo/Lazzarin Paolo - 2009 Guidebooks


From left:The forcella "Toanella"Routes in the NW sideSfornioi and Sassolungo di CibianaThe west sideSasso di Bosconero northwest side.The lake of Pontesei
The Sfornioi group seen from..Sasso di Bosconero west sideThe summit seen from Sasso di ToanellaBosconero Group mapThe way to "Forcella Toanella"Monte Pelmo seen from Sasso di BosconeroThe summit of Sasso di Bosconero