Torre Inglese South-East Face

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Italy, Europe
Route Type:
Trad Climbing
Time Required:
Less than two hours

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Torre Inglese South-East Face
Created On: Jul 23, 2004
Last Edited On: Jun 26, 2014


5 towers (from left :...
Cinque Torri
Torre Inglese. Photo by...
Torre Inglese.

Torre Inglese is a very sharp free standing tower separated somewhat from the others of the group. The main route on the tower is about 50 m high and a very enjoyable climb.

The first ascent of Torre Inglese was made in 1901 by local guides Menardi & Majoni with client G.W. Wyatt via the South-East Face.


See Getting There on the main page. Once in the CinqueTorri area, there are numerous trails leading to the various towers.

Route Description

First Pitch
First Pitch
Torre Inglese, South-East Face
SE Face Route


There are two variations for the first pitch, both are about 25 m.

a) The original route - from the base of the block on the southeast side of the main tower, scramble up the gully to the right then climb the crack on its left to the top of the block / shoulder. (III+)

b) The normal route - climb the corner past the small overhangs (II & III)or the wall just to the right (III) to the top of the block / shoulder.

Torre Inglese, second pitch
Torre Inglese, second pitch
Torre Inglese, near the summit
Torre Inglese, near the summit


From the top of the shoulder it is about 25 m to the summit. Climb diagonally left up the wall to the ridge crest which is followed to the top. (IV-)

Descent - One long 45 m rappel or two 25 m rappels back down the route.

Essential Gear

A small rack, several quick draws, rappeling gear, and at least a 50 m rope.