Rockfall in the Dolomites?

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Rockfall in the Dolomites?

by thomasalbrechtsen » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:41 pm

hi there fellow mountaineers

Im gonna spend a couple of days in val gardena/val badia and some sorrounding valleys this summer. I've learned that the dolomite stone is a fragile/loose stone, so I'm curios to know if there are areas, that are regarded as potentially exposed areas?
I've been looking for information on this for some time by now, and the only rockfall zone I've heard of, is in the sextener.

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Re: Rockfall in the Dolomites?

by mvs » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:18 pm

I would say start with classic/beloved routes, they will have less loose rock. Venturing off the beaten path usually means looser climbing. These are alpine rock climbs, after all. But in general, the Dolomites offer wonderful climbing. The areas you mention would be great. Consider Cortina too, routes like Punta Fiammes, some pillars on Tofana, etc.

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