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Sassolungo di Cibiana

 
Sassolungo di Cibiana

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Belluno, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.35836°N / 12.28246°E

Object Title: Sassolungo di Cibiana

County: Dolomiti di Zoldo

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Sport Climbing

Elevation: 7917 ft / 2413 m

 

Page By: AlbertoRampini

Created/Edited: Jun 29, 2012 / Aug 22, 2017

Object ID: 797829

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Overview

Sassolungo di Cibiana 2413 m



What's New on this Page?

* Jul 28, 2017 - Ownership switched by andrea
* Jul 31, 2017 - Page under review




Beautiful summit frequented enough, the Sassolungo di Cibiana is a mountain located in the Zoldo Dolomites and dominates with its vertical North wall the namesake pass, connecting Zoldo and Cadore. Despite the not very high altitude, it's an excellent viewpoint over the Dolomites summits of the surroundings, especially over the nearby Sfornioi and Sasso di Bosconero.
Not to be confused with the more famous Threethousanders Sassolungo/Langkofel in Valgardena and Sassolungo/Lenkstein in the Vedrette di Ries, Sassolungo di Cibiana is also called "El Cimòn" by the inhabitants of Ospitale di Cadore and "Sasslòngo" by the inhabitants of Cibiana. Very impressive if seen from North when crossing the Passo di Cibiana by car.
It's part of the Bosconero group and it's the fourth summit in order of height after Sasso di Bosconero 2464m, Sasso di Toanella 2430m and Sfornioi di Mezzo 2425m.

The impressive north wall
The north wall


It has a pyramid shape with an oustanding rocky wall on the North side above the valley of Cibiana that has made it interesting for climbers.
The wall is the most imposing point of a long ridge made of many pinnacles and peaks with an east-west direction, that start from the summit of Sfornioi nord and finish with the Sass de Mezodì.
The south side is a smooth gravelled flank covered of bushes and small trees totally enclosed into the Campestrin valley.

It has been probably climbed for the first time in the 19th century by local chamois hunters.

Sasso lungo di Cibiana
Seen from Sforniòi nord


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".


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
www.infodolomiti.it
zoldoalto@infodolomiti.it

The west side
The west side seen from Sfornioi nord

Routes overview

Here will be listed the most important routes to the summit, not the many modern climb routes.


From southwest:
(Normal route) - From the bivouac Campestrin get above the gravelled south flank throught the dense wood and than to the summit - easy (I°).
The south flank can also be reached from the "Forcella ovest del Sassolungo" - (I°/II°)

West ridge
From the "Forcella Ovest del Sassolungo" - 300m - (II°/III°-)

From the parking lot of the Cibiana pass follow the signposts to Forcella Bella and Bivacco Campestrin. After a gravel road enter the wood, getting to a fork, here head to left, Always in the direction of Forcella Bella and Biv. Campestrin. The path crosses the Northern scree slopes of Sfornioi, getting a first wide saddle not allowing the descent. Shortly afterwards we get to the another saddle. From this one the path descends about 100 meters on the southern slope of the mountain to get a grassy terrace with a cairn. Leave the main trail and follow a well worn track that cuts on level the base of yellow walls. The track climbs to a fork, the starting point of the route. Let's climb a short wall (I) up to a groove, then reach a ledge and follow it to turn an edge. Some steps lead to a chimney with a jammed block. This is the most characteristic move of the whole route. Climb 3 meters inside the chimney, then exit the chimney through the hole formed by the boulder (II), then continues easily (I) on scree ground and rocks to the South wide crest, from which you climb briefly to the summit.

Northwest pillar:
B.Crepaz/S.Gobbo - From "Forcella Cibiana" - Bad rock in the begin - 300m - (III°/IV°)

From north:
M.Bianchi/E.Urban (via diretta) - Bad rocks - 500m - (III°/IV°)

North wall:
S.Casara/M.Canal/F.Stefani/L.Panozzo (via "Al sole delle Dolomiti" - 450m - (IV°)

From east:
From "Forcella delle Ronce" - 420m - (I°/II°)

From southeast:
From "Casera Pian de Fontana" - (I°)

The group seen
North side seen from Monte Rite



Camping and Huts

Camping is permitted in the whole Bosconero group and it doesn't require any red tape.
For this part of the group the only recovery is the bivouac "Casera Campestrin". Otherwise the nearest places for rest, are the hotels situated on the Passo Cibiana or in the village of Ospitale di Cadore.

 
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

Guidebooks

 
Guidebooks
 










"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" - Tamari edizioni montagna - De Zordo Vittorio

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

Images

Sassolungo di CibianaThe impressive north wallSasso lungo di CibianaSfornioi and Sassolungo di CibianaThe group seenSasso lungo di CibianaSasso lungo di Cibiana
The impressive north wallThe west sideThe casera "Campestrin"