... a symbol of South Tyrol
Catinaccio… imposing, amazing, fascinating. No other mountain glows as beautifully in red at sunset as the Catinaccio Mountain… and nowhere else is the view of the Catinaccio Mountain as beautiful as in Tires AL CATINACCIO/Tiers AM ROSENGARTEN! The Catinaccio Mountain is located between Tires Valley and Fassa Valley. It stretches in a north-southerly direction from the Sciliar Massif to the north to Carezza to the south, and is approximately 8 km long.
King Laurin welcomes you to the Rosengarten/Catinaccio area:
- The main mountain of Catinaccio is the Catinaccio Peak. Even if with 2,981 m this is only the second-highest peak, it is by far the most renowned peak of the Catinaccio Mountain Group, and it is located at the centre of the mountain range. The first ascent to Catinaccio Peak took place in 1874. The Brits Charles Comyns Tucker and T. H. Carson with their guide Francois Devouassoud conquered the peak via today's normal route over the western and northern walls. The access to the normal route can be reached over the Santnerpass fixed-aid climb starting from Kölner Hut, or from the East via a rather long ascent from Vajolet Valley.
- The highest mountain in the Catinaccio Mountain Group is Kesselkogel/Catinaccio d'Antermoia with a height of 3,004 metres. It can be conquered from Grasleiten/Principe Pass via a fixed-aid climb. The first ascent took place in 1873 by the Brits C. Comyn Tucker and T. H. Carson with their guide A. Bernard. Due to a second fixed-aid climb following the path of the first ascent, Catinaccio d'Antermoia is one of the most visited peaks in the Catinaccio Mountain Group. Catinaccio d'Antermoia is rather isolated and therefore one of the most beautiful viewing points in the Dolomites.
- The six Vajolet Towers are a bizarre rock formation at the centre of the Catinaccio Mountain Group. They are bordered by the Vajolet Pass (2,459 m) to the north, and the Laurins Pass (2,627 m) to the south. The towers are divided into three northern and three southern towers, each of them with their own base and divided through the Winklerscharte ridge (2650 m). The three southern towers are more popular as they feature more solid rock. They are renowned as climbing mountains. Some of the routes are part of the most renowned routes of a medium level of difficulty in the entire Alps and are therefore very popular during peak season.