In eastern dolomites, just near the Passo del Falzarego, a valley, through the Passo di Valparola, gets to Val Badia.
The eastern border of the high section of this valley is the Lagazuoi-Fanis subgroup
Here, while walking or driving toward la Capanna Alpina, on the right side (south), some mountain look like growing up from the meadows with their grey, yellow and red walls
The first one is Cima del Lago which is strictly embedded with the Torre del Lago so they can appear (and normally are seen) as a unique summit.
A fine hiking pass (Forcella del Lago) divides this summit from the (alpinistically) very famous Cima Scotoni.
from south : Passo del Falzarego - Passo di Valparola - Armentarola
from north : Val Badia (San Cassiano) - Armentarola
from Armentarola a dirt road brings to a big parking near the Capanna Alpina (1730m) that is the normal starting point.
If you need a place to spend the night the best starting point could be the Rifugio Scotoni (1985m), where you can get with
a fine walk of less than an hour.
Routes overviewCima del lago
from Forcella del lago a not difficult (II°) climbing that can require rope in one pass or
another easier route
but not as fine as normal comes along the eastern side (I°)
(Pisoni-Stenico) - 400 m - IV
(Dall'Oglio-Consiglio) - 450 m - III
(SW) (Consiglio-Dall'Oglio) - 400 m - IV - the finest, amusing and safe
(Barbier-Bourgeois) - 400 m - IV, one pass V
(Barbier-Andrighetto) - 400 m - III sup
(Barbier-Platter) - 450 m - V, one pass A
Torre del lago
here more difficult routes :
(Pisoni-Stenico) - 400 m - VI
west wall - left route
(Barbier-Bourgeois) - 400 m - V and A - the finest
west wall - right route
(Barbier-Bourgeois) - 400 m - V (some passages VI)
south west edge
(Barbier-Bourgeois) - 400 m - V and A
When To Climb
from june to september
not allowed and useless : good starting points from the valley