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Cima della Madonna 
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Pala Group  


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Description 

The Pala Group is one of the most scenic and enchanting areas of the Dolomites, and the climbs here generally require more time due to longer approaches. Weather is often an issue here, and clouds frequently abound. The major rock climbing summits are the Cima Canali, Cima Della Madonna, and Pala di San Martino; the Cimone della Pala is a beautiful summit viewed driving over the Rolle Pass to the valley base of San Martino di Castrozza.

Getting There 

Access to San Martino di Castrozza is best from either Trento or Bolzano by driving over Passo Rolle, (German: Rolle Pass).

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Featured Route For Pala Group
Looking towards the NW ridge from passo Rolle.

Northwest Ridge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Europe : Italy : ... : Cimone della Pala
Begin on an easy ascending traverse from the scree, diagonalling upwards to the left by following a prominent ledge system, and ultimately reaching the NW ridge proper. Follow the narrow ridge towards the summit, reaching another major ledge system. Follow the distinct ridge/arete to a platform below the startling summit block. Move around onto the North face and then upwards through a 40 meter long steep gully to a low point in the summit ridge. Climb over several blocks to the actual summit. D...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Pala Group Slideshow Add Photo
San Martino di Castrozza, early September morning, 1963.
San Martino di Castrozza, early September morning,...
San Martino di Castrozza from Cima della Madonna summit.
San Martino di Castrozza from Cima della Madonna s...
More recent photo from Passo Rolle.
More recent photo from Passo Rolle.
Cimone della Pala from Rolle Pass, first Fall snow 1963 (Passo Rolle).
Cimone della Pala from Rolle Pass, first Fall snow...
Sass Maor and Cima della Madonna, wreathed in clouds, as seen from San Martino di Castrozza.
Sass Maor and Cima della Madonna, wreathed in clou...
The summit in photo center is the Cima della madonna, and the pointed summit of the Sass Maor is to the immediate left.
The summit in photo center is the Cima della madon...
The massive form of the Pala di San Martino as seen from summit of Cima della Madonna.
The massive form of the Pala di San Martino as see...
Cimone della Pala from my Pension window in San Martino di Castrozza.
Cimone della Pala from my Pension window in San Ma...
Cimone della Pala. One of the few times I've actually seen the summit! The Pala Group is very prone to cloudiness.
Cimone della Pala. One of the few times I've actua...

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