Overview Mezzodì-Prampèr Group
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The group "Spiz di Mezzodì-Prampèr" lies entirely into the "Dolomiti di Zoldo" range but only small section of it, and also part of the "Parco delle Dolomiti Bellunesi".
More or less enclosed between the groups of "Bosconero" on east and "Tamèr-S.Sebastiano" on west.
This small mountain group, overhangs the village of "Zoldo" 840m, and it has the overall shape of a trapezoid. But the most interesting and outstanding is the western side, which is placed from N to S almost totally above the "Val Praper". The Group is surrounded by the valleys: "Valle di Zoldo", "Val Prampèr", "Val Pramperèt", "Valle del Grisol", and "Canale del Maè".
The origin of the term "Spiz" is typical of the mountains of Belluno. "Mezzodì" means "noon" due to its location perfectly to south when viewed from the village of Zoldo. (There are others peaks that get the name from the sundial, for example the “Cima Dodici”, "Cima Undici", "Cima Una" in the “Dolomiti di Sesto”). The term "Prampèr" in the local dialect means "mountain pasture" and has a very ancient origin.
Spiz di Mezzodì 2323m and Cima di Prampèr 2409m are the major summit of the group. The pass called "Forcella del Venièr" 2100m is considered the boundary between the two massif.
Spiz di Mezzodì west side
Both massif, very different from each other, are joined and then geologically considered part of the same group. If seen from the east the group is not very impressive and it and consists of pretty steep and wooded slopes.
Instead seen from the west, they stand above the “val Prampèr” with cliffs covered of pines, buttress, canyons and numerous high rock towers that change color during sunset …. the "Spiz".
The "Cima di Prampèr", at the southern end of the massif, has the shape of a pyramid and it is rocky on the sides N, W and S, and graveled on the E side.
Not being very high peaks (the highest point is 2409m of Cima di Prampèr), they are underestimated by most of the tourists (exept for the locals). But those mountains still very wild and challenging as all the south branch of the Dolomites of Belluno, with long and tough approaches. Water sources are also very rare in summer.
Cima di Prampèr
Major and minor peaks of the group
The peaks of Spiz di Mezzodì
The Spiz di Mezzodì overhangs on north the village of Zoldo, while its southern limit is the "forcella Venièr" 2100m.
Major peaks of the group from north are:
Spiz Tiziana 2088m
Spiz Mary 2217m Ma.
Spiz Nord 2305m S.N
Spiz de la Oliana 1929m
Spiz laila 2216m La.
Spiz Est 2317m S.E
Spiz de la Tana de l’Ors 1965m
Spiz di Mezzo 2324m S.M. (main summit)
Spiz Sud 2309m S.S
Minor peaks of the group from north are:
Spiz del Belvedere 2062m
Crèpe sòra’l Giaròn 2090m-2171m
Spiz Minimi 1850m
Spiz Nord Est 2040m
Torrione di Sòra’l Sass 1917m
Spiz Nord Ovest 2060m NO
Pulpito dello Spiz Nord Ovest 1950m
Spiz de la Porta 2171m Po.
Piccolo Dente 2194m P.D.
Spiz di Mezzo
The Spiz di Mezzo from Spiz Sud
Spiz di Mezzodì from Val Prampèr
The group of Cima di Prampèr overhangs the Val Pramperèt that belongs to the Val Prampèr. It starts from the "Forcella del Venièr" with numerous pinnacles.
The most important from north are:
Cima del Venièr
Cima di Prampèr from bivouac Carnielli
Cima del Coro 2324m
Dente della Sagretta 2233m
Spìgol del Palòn 2314m
Piccolo Spìgol del Palòn 2280m
Cima di Prampèr 2409m (main summit)
Cima di Pramperèt 2337m
Piccola Torre di Pramperèt ?m
Spiz del Tita 2179m
The group is located into the “Dolomiti di Zoldo”
region. For who came from “Pianura Padana”
(Milan, Turin or Venice), the fastest way is reach the village of "Forno di Zoldo"
. Not far from the city of "Belluno"
The way to reach the huts and the routes of the group, starts from the bottom of the Val Prampèr. It starts from the village of Zoldo. Cars are admitted till the location of "Piàn de la Fòpa"
1210m with a good car park. A gravelled road keep going along the valley untill the refuge Sommariva.
From left, Spiz di Mezzodì and Cima di Prampèr
: motorway A4 - Mestre
- motorway A27.
Otherwise, reach the village of "Zoldo"
. It isn't the easiest way but very panoramic.
: road n.203 – Agordo
– Passo Duran
The nearest international airports are "Treviso"
, used for many low-cost flights, and "Venice"
The nearest railway station is Longarone; Belluno station can also be used as the DolomitiBus service leaves from there for Longarone/Pecol.
Various buses of the DolomitiBus service leave from the Belluno bus station (opposite the railway station) and reach Val Zoldana in approx. 1hour.
/Ufficio Turistico Provinciale di Zoldo Alto
Viale Dolomiti, 4
32010 Zoldo Alto (BL)
Tel. 0437 789145
Fax 0437 788878
The route to bivouac Carnielli
The bivouac Carnielli and the Val Prampèr seen from the summit of Spiz Sud
In the nearby of bivouac Carnielli
example of "Viàz"
The first explorers of the massif were the local hunters of chamois. Most of the paths get the origin from that ancient hunts. Even today, above the common tourist routes, there are same wild, hidden and exposed paths called “Viàz” that traverse the ledges of these rocky mountains.
Routes across the ledges are typical of the Dolomites as much as the ledges are typical chacteristic of the structure of these famous mountains. (for example the "cengia Grohman" of Monte Pelmo or the "cengia Gabriella" in the Dolomiti di Sesto and much more).
But the local dialect term "Viàz" is only used around the Zoldo range.
Few of this kind of routes cross the massif. Two of these are very interesting and suggested:
Viàz del Gonèla
The tradition attributes the discovery and the name of the viàz to the chamois hunter of last century "Giacomo Pra Baldi" nicknamed "El Gonèla". It consists of a magnificent ledge that crosses under the reddish walls of Spiz Nord. It requires knowledge of mountaineering and excellent sense of direction, in an impressive and solitary environment. It is also used to achieve the attacks of climbing routes. It connects the refuge Sora'l Sass to the bivouac Carnielli.
4.00/4.30h diff. EEA I°/ II °
Viàz de la Oliana
It is a daring way through the ledges of the base of the Spiz Nord. In ancient times it was used as a shortcut between Zoldo and the carpenters who worked near the Pala dei Làres. The neme "Oliana" originates from the name of a young girl that was carrying food through this route to the woodcutters. It connects the same points of the Viàz del Gonèla, but it is lower and is now very poorly attended.
4.00/4.30h diff. EEA I°
Bivouacs and Huts
Bivouac De Marchi-Carnielli 2010m
CAI Conegliano Tel: 043824041
From Pian de la Fòpa 1210m - path n.522 - 2 hours - diff. EE
Open from: 30 of June till mid of September
Telephone: +39 0337-528403
Property: CAI Oderzo Tel: +39 0422-716354
From Piàn de la Fòpa 1210m - path n.523 - 3 hours - diff. E
Refuge Sora'l Sass
Refuge Sora'l Sass (Giovanni Angelini) 1588m
Open from: 20 of June till 20 of September
Telephone: +39 333.8405449
Keeper: Campo Katia +39 347.7454940 - 0437.78584
Property: CAI Zoldo
From Forno di Zoldo - path n.534 - 2 hours - diff. E
From Piàn de la Fòpa - path n.534 - 1.30 hours - diff. EE
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