Mt. Punta Fiames
The Punta Fiames with its 2,240 meters, is not really the bigger mountain in the Dolomites, but its fixed rope routes are exciting and rewarding.
The climbing wall on the west flank of Punta Fiames was in contrast to many other climbing in the Dolomites that were built during the 1st World War in honour of Albino Michielli Strobel. The fixed rope route has also his name.
Starting point is the town Fiames, about 4 km from Cortina d'Ampezzo. You can park at the hotel Fiames. You cross the street and carriage path through the forest to get right on a path to a meeting of the rubble. On the left end of the climbing trail begins. (1 hour from the starting point)
The Climbing wall, waiting with some light and unsecured passages on the steep, exposed sections are consistently well-hedged. After almost 2 hours you arrive at the summit of Punta Fiames.
The descent goes further to the east to the rubble of the saddle “Forcella del Pompagnon”. Down on the south-facing gully and have a slip lane to the right slipper. Here follow the well-marked path back to the starting point.
Details of the tour:
- Length: 5 hours
- Differences in altitude: 950 m
- Difficulty: moderate