Torre Venezia

Page Type
Mountain/Rock
Location:
Belluno, Italy, Europe
Activities:
Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing
Season:
Spring, Summer
Elevation:
7667 ft / 2337 m
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Torre Venezia
Created On: Apr 17, 2004
Last Edited On: Oct 22, 2008

Overview

One of the finest (the other is Torre Trieste) towers belonging to the Civetta Group (Cantoni di Pelsa subgroup) :
It is the south ending summit of the branch : the western pillar of the door to the Civetta group.
Looking at its black&yellow south wall (500 m drop !) while arriving you can hardly think that this is the most "human" summit of the whole group (speaking from climbers' point of view) and the most frequently climbed.
Many routes on this fine tower (none easy) ... (some are very classic and fantastic, many are variants of low importance)
Only for skilled climbers - not at all for beginners : this is the admission exam to the Civetta Climbing University !



Getting There

all climbs start from rif. Vazzoler - 1714m :

starting from Belluno, follow the valle Agordina : Agordo - Listolade.
A route on the right can bring you till capanna Trieste where you must start walking

Routes overview

normal route - NE wall almost only to come down, it's not difficult to climb but to find - 300 m drop - 600 m develope - AD
many possibilities to gain the big ledge in other ways

West wall - via Castiglioni-Kahn, the most classic and amusing - the only route that requires normal skill - D - 300 m drop
West wall - via Livanos - fine difficult (TD) climb of about 300 m drop

SW edge - via Andrich-FaƩ - fantastic and classic - TD - 300 m drop - the finest !

SSW wall - via Ratti-Panzeri - TD - 300 m drop
S wall - via Tissi-Andrich-Bortoli - another fantastic route, classic and frequently climbed - 500 m drop - TD sup

SE edge - via Redaelli-Acquistapace-Zucchi - 500 m drop - TD sup A+
..

on the South wall 2 more routes are sometimes climbed as training for the big walls ... this routes are difficult and climbing is hard :
SSW wall - direttissima (Mauro-Minuzzo) - 450 m drop - TD - A+
S wall - big diedre (Biasin-Melucci) - 430 m drop - TD sup - A+

When To Climb

spring - summer
this summit is low and due to its exposure the south wall can be climbed almost in all seasons

Camping

no need, Rifugio Vazzoler can host you ...
but if you don't want to spend money you can carry a small tent and put it in the meadows along the path

Red Tape

no problens







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