Every Dolomite peak can be summited by taking many different routes. Among these, the so-called ‘Normal route’ is the simplest. Given the Dolomites convoluted rocky features, the normal route is seldom an easy hike. More often than not, these can be complex alpine routes with grades up to IV in some cases.
The difficulty and demanding characteristics of these routes may not make certain towers or sharper summits achievable for everyone. However, many others require just some moderate level of fitness. Tackling one of these normal routes with a mountain guide is advisable to ‘peak-baggers’ as well as the ones that want to summit a peak but are tired of queuing along via Ferratas. Alone, in the peace and quiet found in a typical ‘Alpine’ day
Some of this regular routes are long and fairly easy, others are short but demanding. However, they always lead to an enchanting summit: Three peaks of Lavaredo, Torri del Vajolet, Torre Trieste, Torre Venezia, Sorapiss, Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo, Sassolungo, Marmolada… these are only some of the most prized summits.