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First Sella Tower

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First Sella Tower 

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Submitted By: eDixon on May 25, 2007
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Pete on the easy ridge of 1 Sella Tower


The first of the five Sella towers. They are the summits located to the west end of the Sella group. First Sella Tower is the smallest, however most popular. The climbing is of an easier grade and the approach is short and straightforward. This leads to a highly polished climbing surface.

Getting There 

To approach the First Sella Tower, park at the top of Sella Pass. Most of the approaches take about 30 minutes.

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for First Sella Tower:
Tissi Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 590'   
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Having a 'Tissi' in the rain.

Tissi Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  Europe : Italy : ... : First Sella Tower
Pitch 1 - Follow a crack in a corner to a chimney. Take the chimney to the top of a pillar. (35m)Pitch 2 - Climb the crack in the wide groove. (20m)Pitch 3 - Climb up to the left of a flake and onto the top of a small ledge. Then continue face climbing to another ledge. (40m)Pitch 4 - Climb the crack up the slab to a large terrace. Traverse right on the terrace. (20m)Pitch 5 - Climb face up past another flake and up the white wall with overhanging cracks. (15m)Pitch 6 - Follow the broken crac...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Telephoto view of the Sella Towers. First Sellaturm in profile, and the Stegerkante forms the beautiful parabolic curve to the summit.
Telephoto view of the Sella Towers. First Sellatur...
Summit of the First Sella Tower.
Summit of the First Sella Tower.
South side of the First Sella Tower.  West Ridge (Steger Route) on the left-hand sky line.
BETA PHOTO: South side of the First Sella Tower. West Ridge (...
First Sellaturm, and the Trenker Crack is clearly evident in the sharply delineated dihedral.
BETA PHOTO: First Sellaturm, and the Trenker Crack is clearly ...
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By Jacques Lepesant
Feb 11, 2010

very easy access, 20 minutes hike, so be prepared to wait or to choose the route where there is no traffic. this is probably one of the busiest peaks in the dolomites. the routes dry pretty fast after rain.
a good idea is to start later in the day, then itīs generally quieter.