The rock towers of the unique Dolomite range in the Southern Alps of northern Italy are justifiably regarded as one of the world's best big rock climbing areas. Classic Dolomite Climbs is a topo guidebook to 102 of the finest rock climbs in the Dolomites. Routes are selected for their fine climbing, inspiring mountain locations, historical interest and more solid rock. They include classic first ascent routes, long middle grade classics, elegant soaring aretes, intricate multi-peak traverses, remote little-known gems, multi-pitch high-peak challenges and modern free-climbing testpieces. Classics featured include the Sasso Lungo - North Ridge, Marmolada South Face and Via delle Guide on Crozzon di Brenta. Each climb has a succinct explanation, an informative UIAA-style topo showing key details of ascent and the intricate descents (when abseils are often involved) and additional notes on access, accommodation and transport information. Grades range from Alpine III to VII (UK: VD to E3, USA: 5.3 to 5.11), making this guide suitable for all levels of climber.
This is the ideal guide to one of the world's greatest and challenging, yet most accessible, enjoyable, historic and picturesque rock climbing playgrounds.