in the central Dolomiti of Brenta there is a chain called "Sfulmini": it starts from Cima Molveno
and ends with Brenta Alta
. This chain has two very different structure when seen from east or from west.
Really it looks like the bigger brother of Campanile Basso, two very different shapes :
- the "Basso" is more smart,
- the "Alto" is more mitghy
... but they have in common two characteristic,
- the way they soar into the sky
- nobody here call the with their complete name : when one says, I'm going to climb the "Alto" or the "Basso" all know what they're speaking of
Its routes are not climbed as they are worthy of.
here the most important (the only climbed ...)
- normal route
(East chimneys) is easy (2° - 3°) - 200m
- south wall
is fine and amusing (3°+) - 300-600m
- west ridge
is a very fine alpine climb (4° - 4°+) - 650m (or more)
- north-west wall
is not attractive but has a (they say) fine route : Oggioni diedre
some pics ....
of the normal route
can reach normal route and south wall with "sentiero delle Bocchette Centrali
easier to get the start of west ridge ... directly in few minutes from the route of Bocca di Brenta - from ref.Brentei
you must ask weather permission :))
When to climb
july - september
in june and october there may be some problems on the "bocchette"
for all climbs the starting point are Rifugio Brentei (2182m), Rifugio Pedrotti (2491 m) or Rifugio Alimonta (2580m)
you can get them starting from Madonna di Campiglio (1515 m) :
- by car or taxi-service to Rifugio Valsinella (1513 m).
- on foot : path 317 - to Rif. Casinei,
- then path 318, in 2 h walk from Vallesinella you get the Rif.Brentei
- in 1 more hour, along the wonderful path of the Bocca di Brenta you can get the Rif.Pedrotti or
- in 1 more hour, you can get the Rif: Alimonta
You can find all infos about Refuges at :
tks to Gangolf Haub for the info