Cima del Lago

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Bolzano, Italy, Europe
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Cima del Lago
Created On: May 8, 2004
Last Edited On: Aug 4, 2011


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.
Cima del Lago
Torre del Lago

Getting There

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 overview

Cima del lago
normal route 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°)

south-west wall (Pisoni-Stenico) - 400 m - IV
west ridge (Dall'Oglio-Consiglio) - 450 m - III
big diedre (SW) (Consiglio-Dall'Oglio) - 400 m - IV - the finest, amusing and safe
south wall (Barbier-Bourgeois) - 400 m - IV, one pass V
west wall (Barbier-Andrighetto) - 400 m - III sup
west wall (Barbier-Platter) - 450 m - V, one pass A

Torre del lago
here more difficult routes :
south wall (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

Red Tape

natural park


not allowed and useless : good starting points from the valley