Cima dei Lasteri m. 2459
Cima dei Lasteri m 2459 is a summit belonging to Brenta Dolomites, subgroup Massiccio dell'Altissimo, located in the eastern sector of the Group; the mountain is connected by two long ridges to the best known Croz dell'Altissimo, located to the South-West, and Piz Gallino, located to the East and it rises like a high pyramid over Passo del Clamer, dominating both and Conca di Malga Spora and Vallazza. On the other hand - when seen from the South - Cima dei Lasteri has the appearance of a steep but easy summit, overlooking the tableland of Lasteri and the basin of Mandrini. The ascent to Cima dei Lasteri from the southern side is therefore a climb without particular difficulties, a classic climb known in reason of the beauty of the landscapes and the great views over the surrounding Brenta Group and the most distant peaks of the Dolomites and the Eastern Trentino.
The usual starting point to climb Cima dei Lasteri is Molveno m. 890, a nice village in the southern end of Brenta Group.
Main road access to Molveno
- Coming from A22 Brennero Motorway (South direction) exit Trento Centro, then follow the SS 45 towards Riva del Garda, getting to the village Le Sarche. From here take the SS 237 and after 11 km. turn to right towards Molveno and San Lorenzo in Banale (8 km. from the last junction).
- Coming from A22 Brennero Motorway (North direction) exit Rovereto Sud, then get to Arco. From here follow Valle del Sarca - route SS45 bis to Le Sarche. From here take the SS 237 and after 11 km. turn to right towards Molveno and San Lorenzo in Banale (8 km. from the last junction).
From Molveno m 890 we take the cable car up to Pradel, where a second chairlift brings us to the Refuge La Montanara m 1530.
Cima dei Lasteri Normal route
Summit quote: 2459 m
Difference in level: 930 m
Exposition: S and W
Starting point: Rifugio La Montanara
An excellent panoramic route to get the summit of Cima dei Lasteri. The route doesn't involve any kind of climbing, reaching the summit along the W slopes of the mountain.
From Refege La Montanara 1525 m. take the path heading to the North East following the signposts to Croz dell'Altissimo. The trail enters the forest, rising steeply along the cool and shady fir-wood with numerous bends and reaching a crossroads. Here neglect the path on the right to the saddle of Piz Gallino and continue following the signposts to Croz dell'Altissimo. The trail leaves the firs-forest and follows a ridge with mountain pines and rocks with a magnificent view of the central sector of the Brenta Group, bypassing on the right (East) Palòn di Tovre.
Later the itinerary reaches the saddle of Passo dei Camosci m. 1953, from where it follows a succession of large boulders with some ups and downs, crossing a beautiful rock crevasse and climbing a brief rock slope to reach and enter the vast basin named Conca dei Mandrini, at the foot of the southern side of Cima dei Lasteri. To the left it appears the summit cross of Croz dell'Altissimo, whose ascent can easily be combined with the Lasteri one. The trail crosses the wide Conca dei Mandrini, getting to a junction with signposts.
You proceed to the right to follow a path between grass and rocky slabs with several white-red marks on wooden poles in the direction of Passo dei Lasteri and Passo del Clàmer. The trail reachs a scree-slope and a second junction; here you must leave the main itinerary to Passo del Clàmer and begin to climb the scree-slopes on the right following tracks and cairns and getting along a steep path the sharp and panoramic summit of Cima dei Lasteri.
Descent: reversing the same route. During the descent, once getting the junction between Lasteri and Cross dell'Altissimo, it's possible to climb in about 15 minutes also the summit of Croz dell'Altissimo, following the left path (see above the photo of the junction).
Normal high mountain gear: hiking boots, backpack, sunglasses, gloves, cap, supplies, spare clothing.
No fees, no permits required.
Mountaineering: from May to October
Ski-mountaineering: from February to the end of March
Molveno offers different kinds of accomodation.
"Dolomiti di Brenta" - Gino Buscaini - Guide dei Monti d'Italia CAI-TCI