Lago di Landro, sport climbing in the Dolomites
The sports crag Lago di Landro in the Pustertal in the Italian Dolomites, presented by Vertical-Life.info as part of our series 'Crags for each season'. Download the Vertical-Life APP with the routes and topos free of charge until Saturday.
There is this very particular valley in Italy’s Dolomites that joins the regions South Tyrol with Veneto: the Landro Valley. It is special because it is not particularly steep and also because it leads directly to Cortina d’Ampezzo. It’s also exceptional because, as you first enter the valley from Toblach, you almost get the impression you’ve stepped into a little Yosemite. Steep walls plunge down on the left and right, while the valley floor is beautifully wide, protected by a lush forest and with two beautiful mountain lakes.
The first one is Toblacher See, Lake Toblach, right at the valley entrance. The second one is Dürrensee ,Lago di Landro, and it is above this lake that one of the most beautiful and panoramic crags in the entire valley has been established.
The crag is divided into two sectors and hosts 36 routes in total. The majority are in the 6a - 7b region, and the climbing is vertical and slightly overhanging, past small pockets and crimps on solid rock.
The crag boasts two single pitch masterpieces in the Dolomites, namely Milchstraße and Wunderwerk, two routes which are not too difficult and shouldn’t be missed. The astonishing panorama and splendid view onto the lake and its incredible colours is the icing on the cake for a gorgeous day out.
CRAGS FOR EACH SEASON
- Stube, Val di Landro
- Spiluck - Spelona, Brixen
- Ciastlins, San Vigilio di Marebbe
- Stohlwond, Racines, Vipiteno
- Salares, Valparola
- Calamancina, San Vito lo Capo
- Würzjoch - Passo delle Erbe, Dolomites
- Frea, Passo Gardena, Dolomites
|Sport climbing in South Tyrol