Cima Molveno

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 46.17480°N / 10.90200°E
Activities Activities: Trad Climbing
Seasons Season: Summer
Additional Information Elevation: 9570 ft / 2917 m
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This mountain shares with many other "minor" summits belonging to the Brenta Group the problems of being underrated.
Many more famous, mighty and difficult summits call the rock climbers and fantastic paths and ferrate call hikers, so it is seen by first ones as a good way to spend an afternoon or a not fine weather day, while the second ones don't even understand that it is a very fine rocky mountain, even if it is immediatly over the rif. Alimonta and one Bocchette stretch passes just along its western slopes near its summit.

Fine rock mountain in the central Chain of Brenta Group.
This is the northern last summit of the Sfulmini Chain, being divided from the huge Cima Brenta massif by the deep Bocchetta Bassa di Massodi (2790 m), crossed by the "bocchette alte route" : from this point the summit can be reached in few minutes of easy (1°) climbing.
With its long north-west shoulder sorrounds from north the "vedretta degli Sfulmini", the little gletscher where "Bocchette Centrali route" starts from.
Looks fine (coming from rif. Brentei) for its coloured yellow and black rocks.

routes overview

Cima Molveno - routes Photo...
East face has a fine route (Castiglioni-Kahn) but it's approach is not very fine :(
South ridge - Detassis - 200m - III-IV (128e on the photo)
SW face - via Quintavalle - 250m - III-IV (128f on the photo)
W face - via Agostini - 200m - III-IV (128g on the photo)
W face - via Alimonta - 200m - up to VI (128h on the photo)
W face - via diretta (Ribaldone-Lanfranconi) - 200m - IV-A1 (128i on the photo)

on the NW shoulder : from Cima Molveno to Gemelli
a lot of short climbs (80-150m) can be done
Difficulty from III to VI

routes Photo by Gino Buscaini

Getting There

for all climbs the starting point is Rifugio Alimonta

you can get it 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
2 h walk to Brentei
then 1 more hour to reach the Alimonta Hut

When To Climb

july - september
out of season not recommended - refuges are closed and the site is quite unhospital at night

Red Tape

natural park

Miscellaneous Info

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