Heading to Europe next week to do some routes in Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Main objectives are Comici on Cima Grande and Cassin on Piz Badile. Would love to meet some other climbers while I'm over there! Anyone gonna be in the area??
Did you check webcams? There's a lot of snow in Dolomites (most snowy winter in last couple of years) so I suggest that you stick to south faces unless you're ready for winter conditions.
I'll be in Val Venosta last week of june, mostly for cycling and MTB. Let me know if you're insterested in a day or two of sport climbing anywhere within 2-3 hours drive from there (Arco, Val Gardena etc).
I will have a partner, car, rope, rack, etc. The guide that we have is Classic Dolomite Climbs and a few others rented from the AAC. We're probably going to hit up some local crags around Cortina di Ampezzo June 17th and 18th and would love to meet some other cool climbers. Regarding current webcams, do you have any good links to cams in the Dolomites/Bregaglia region?
most of the webcams in dolomites and alps (at least for Austria, Switzerland and Italy) Just type name of city/area in search field
Yes but especially with webcams for ski resorts, be careful to check the date of the photo. Many Euro (and American) ski resorts stop broadcasting their webcam at the end of ski season -- and just leave the last photo.
So sometimes the photo you see on their website now in June is still showing the snow from April. (not a problem for the specific ones linked by mcrp)
If it helps at all, we have been climbing on the Sella Group this week. South faces are dry. Sella towers, Piz Ciavazes and south side of Piz Pordoi are good to go. Still lots of run off on north and northwest faces.
You're welcome! We wil be in the area the next two weeks, so will know more soon. I'm hoping that there are routes on Tofana de Rozes and Tre Cima area that are ok but haven't been able to get any info yet. I have heard that Cinque Torre area is climbable too.