First ascents

I succeeded 30 “firsts” with friends and comrades in the Dolomites. Here some of them I would recommend.

- Sasso Piatto "Via dla Fënes"
- East. Mëisules Tower "Peas"
- Sassolungo "Apocalypse Now"
- Castiglioni Tower "Speedycic"
- Innerkofler "Mucé dal scur"
- 1st Sasso Piatto Tower "Titti"
- Sassolungo "Plan de Cunfin"
- Wessely
- Sasso Piatto "North Pillar"
- Innerkofler "Cony"
- "Fünffingerspitze - Spigolo Cuecen"
- Villnösser Rotwand
- Stevia
- Murfreit "Zirm Cueciun"
- Plan de Chedul North Face
- Pordoi "Pisciadoi"
- Zirmei "L Suredl"
- Meisules "Via di Ujins"
- "Hüttenturm Roman"
- Sassolungo Corner
- Col Turond "Endurance"
- Innerkofler "North Wind"
- Sas dla Porta
- "Via di vedli cumpanies"
Little Sasso Piatto Tower "Via dla Fënes"

At the Little Sasso Piatto Tower in the Sassolungo Group; a very difficult alpine North Face Route with some cracks and corners in the upper part. Wonderful, but also very difficult route.

First ascent: September 30 th and October 1 st 2003 with Markus Kostner.
Height of the tower: about 450 m.
Rope pitches: 15
Grade of difficulty: upper 7 th
Most parts of the rock are marked.

Whenever I ran through the “Cunfinböden” I saw this tower with all its cracks and corners in the yellow area, but I had never thought that it would be so wonderful climbing this rock. The Ladin name “Via dla Fënes” means “Route of the Wives”. We dedicated this route to our wives Ingrid and Silke because they believe in what we do.

Descent: through the “ Normal Route ” to the east, with a long passage to abseil first and then by feet over a shelf to the Rifugio Vicenz.


Val Gardena