The climb to Mount Punta Rocca, in the Marmolada Range, through Vinatzer and Diretta Messner climbing routes, is a wonderful and renowned ascent to a very evocative and majestic peak.

It is one of the most celebrated itineraries in the Marmolada that develops within an extremely tough environment on very solid rock that offers a very safe, fun and highly satisfying climb. The middle terrace in the rock wall is the point where the combination of Via Vinatzer and Via Diretta Messner takes place.

The itinerary leads to an incredibly scenic peak.

  • Marmolada
  • 10 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • No refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the Vinatzer & Messner climbing route in Marmolada

The climb to Mount Punta Rocca through the combination of Vinatzer climbing route and Diretta Messner climbing route is a very evocative, rewarding and very well equipped climb on constantly solid rock.

The first section of the path - the climbing route that Giovani Battista Vinatzer and Ettore Castiglioni opened on September 1936 - is the most demanding stretch of the itinerary and it features some short overhanging stretches and a few dihedrals and chimneys that lead to the exit on the middle ridge and to the east terrace where the Diretta Messner starts and it goes up on compact plates until the ridge and to the summit of Mount Punta Rocca.

The resting points of the climb are very well equipped.

The climb develops on 1130 meters and - with 28 lehgths - it covers a 830 meter elevation gain; it can be done in  9/10 hours. This very rewarding climb rates VI maximum difficulty. The descent takes place through the Normal Route or by cable car.

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Parking near the "Romantic Village" Camping
    Località Malga Ciapela, 116
    32020 Rocca Pietore - BL
  • Meeting time to be defined
  • Geographic coordinates 46°25'32.3"N 11°54'15.7"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Descender
  • Carabiners
  • Approach shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for climbing the Vinatzer & Diretta Messner climbing route in Marmolada, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide and all the contact information.

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