PUNTA COL DE VARDA


This elegant little peak is situated at the southern tip of the small Cadini di Misurina group, just east of Lago di Misurina. The peak is easily distinguished by a chimney-crack that splits the middle of the face. This striking feature must have appealed to Emilio Comici who had a reputation for seeking 'golden lines' that went direct. Nowadays it is usual to exit left just below the steep headwall and thus the grade is fairly amenable. The logical line, good climbing and easy access from the top of the Col de Varda chairlift makes this an appealing climb which is becoming increasingly popular. Take the Col de Varda chairlift which runs from early July until mid September. You get a good view of the climb and approach whilst on the lift. If you wish to proceed on foot, follow path 120 underneath the lift for 45 minutes. From the top station, follow path 117 (Sentiero Bonacossa) northwards for 5 minutes until a small climbers' path leads off right through scree to the base of the face.

Routes

2 trad routes (V-...V+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
Northwest Face
From the top station, follow path 117 (Sentiero Bonacossa) northwards for 5 minutes until a small...
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Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

30 mins

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