Fanes' places: the Croda Rossa
of the highest (m 3146) and loftiest peaks of the Dolomites
(in German: Höhe Gaisl; in Ladinian from Marebbe:
Crep Checio); also named Croda Rossa d'Ampezzo,
to distinguish it from the Croda Rossa di Sesto (Sextener
Rotwand, m 2965) in the Popera Group.
for the first time in 1870 by Whitewell with the guides Siorpaes
and Laneuer through the West couloir, after an attempt by Grohmann
from the North-West, in 1865, missed by a whisker. Baron von
Wulfen's claim, of having climbed it as early as 1794, is hardly
mainly consists of
rocks, however partially covered by Jurassic
among which some reddish-coloured limestones that give the mountain
the characteristic hue from which its name.
the Fanes' legend it represents the sacred mountain at whose
feet Moltina, the kingdom foundress, grows up. It plays anyway
no further role in the Fanes' saga as such, which is centered
on the Cunturines.
visible from: Villabassa, Prato
Piazza, monte Piana, Carbonin,
Cimabanche, Tofane, alpe di Fanes
Grande, Fodara Vedla, alpi di Sennes-Fosses,
Croda del Becco...
Rossa, North-East side and Prato Piazza,
from the slopes of the Picco di Vallandro
Photo Flavio Dall'Agnol - http://www.dallagnol.org
several routes on all sides, from the 2nd., upper
2nd. and 3rd. grade up; the rock is often rotten; stone
falls are frequent. The best support point is the
Pia Helbig dall'Oglio unattended hut
(CAI sez. Cortina) m 2253 in the vallon Montesela
(10h) starting from Cimabanche m 1530: forc.
Lerosa m 2020, 1.5 hs. (war remains);
forc. Cocodain m 2332, 4 hs.; Prato Piazza
m 1991, 3 hs. (war remains); back to Cimabanche
through the valle dei Canopi, 1.5 hs. Shelter
can be found, through modest detours, at the dall'Oglio
unattended hut, Biella hut, Prato Piazza