Some of the Dolomites have slender summits, towering like daring pinnacles; others stretch out in jagged ridges, like the fangs of an alligator’s jaw. Vertical walls several thousands of feet high hang over the valley below, ripped by deep gullies, completely bare, stripped of any vegetation with shades of mostly yellow and dark white. (…)
In some places they make take the shape of giant towers, in others the sharp, dense and pointy spires are so prevailing to look like a bundle of bayonets or swords.
“A Handbook for Travellers in Southern Germany” John Murray 1837
The discovery of the mountaineering aspect of the Dolomites started in the middle of the 19th century, by pioneers such as John Ball o Paul Grohmann. In a few years, they climbed the main summits together with their guides. Some of the legendary figures connected with these times are the guides Francesco Lacedelli, Santo Siorpaes, Angelo Dimai and F. Innerkofler.
Today, more than 150 years after these pioneering feats, the Dolomites still retain all their charm. The endless amount of vertical walls to be found in the here is such that discovery never really ends. Indeed, climbers from all over the world can find something to test themselves on, starting from shorter, easier routes up to some true “big walls“, which can take several days on the wall to complete.
Freewheeling Dolomites IFMGA mountain guides are ready to bring all their experience in guiding you along the routes most suited to your abilities. Together we will discuss the length, grade and climbing style that fits you. Thereafter, depending on season and weather conditions, we will set on the wall and summit to make this an unforgettable experience.
We prepare a customised plan for each client, based on the wishes and abilities of whoever gets in touch with us. Starting from the first contact, we will start building an itinerary that fits around you. Read through our suggestions, they are generally a good starting point for your time in the Dolomites with us!
We will provide you with all the information to organise the best travel plan to come and find us. You can start to get some information reading at the summer dolomites page.
Climbing in the Dolomites can be attempted even by a complete beginner.
You can choose to book an activity-only package, or an all-inclusive deal. Accommodation can be arranged as hotel-only, mountain hut or a mixture of the two. More information below under ‘Prices‘.
Between June and mid-October at the highest elevations; Between beginning of April and end of November at the lowest elevation (watch Autumn-Spring climbing page)
When booking 5 or more days of rocks climbing, you can take advantage of an extra ‘rest’ day which can be agreed at the start depending on current weather conditions. For example, by booking 6 days, the guide will be available for 7 days total, so that we can decide together when to take a break.
Prices are intended per person and per spent activity day. A guide is needed for every MAX 6 participants for sport climbing, hiking, bike, Via Ferrata or regular routes (only some). A guide is needed for every 2 participants for multipitch climbing.
More over the price can change depending on the chosen itinerary grade and effort involved. You can find more information on prices in each particular offer description.
(look at classic1, classic2, multipitch, regular route).
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