Pale di San Martino
Selected classic and modern climbing routes
This work aims at being a modern guidebook to the Pale di San Martino.
The authors present 124 selected routes – the finest in this Dolomites group, both classic and modern. The route descriptions include pictures and detailed topos helping the reader to navigate the wealth of climbing opportunities of this massif, featuring a rock of excellent quality. Climbing in this area requires some route-finding skills: it’s a wild place, and the orientation could be tricky; many routes require as well long approaches and return trips – rewarding the most adventurous climber with exceptional views on a stunning landscape.
The guidebook will help mountain lovers to discover and unearth the wonderful climbing opportunities provided by these astonishing peaks.
Renzo Corona, born in 1964 in Primiero, started climbing at 16. He explored both local mountains (such as the Pale) and the whole Alpine range, establishing new routes and claiming several important first ascents – including winter climbing routes. He traveled to South America, Pakistan, Nepal; he’s a mountain guide, a proud member of the alpine club Aquile di San Martino e Primiero, and collaborates with the Alpine Rescue teams.
Igor Simoni, born in 1988, is the son of Tullio e Mara, who manage the mountain hut “Treviso Canali”. He’s been raised on the mountain, spending virtually every summer in the mountain huts – especially in Cima d’Asta and, starting from 2000, in Val Canali. He’s a consultant for La Sportiva, an instructor and route-setter for the Italian Sport Climbing Federation. He climbs up to 8b (sport climbing) and 8a (bouldering), and he has repeated the most important routes throughout Pale di San Martino, proving to be a valuable help to Renzo in writing and compiling the guidebook