Monte Civetta

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Monte Civetta
Monte Civetta.jpg
Elevation 3,220 m (10,560 ft)
Monte Civetta is located in Italy
Monte Civetta
Monte Civetta
Belluno, Italy
Range Dolomites
Coordinates 46°22′48″N 12°3′12″E / 46.38000°N 12.05333°E / 46.38000; 12.05333Coordinates: 46°22′48″N 12°3′12″E / 46.38000°N 12.05333°E / 46.38000; 12.05333

Monte Civetta (3,220 m) is a mountain in the Dolomites, in the Province of Belluno in northern Italy.

The north-western side of the mountain has a steep cliff more than 1,000 m high. In 1925 Emil Solleder and Gustl Lettenbauer climbed a route on it which is historically considered the first "sixth grade" in six-tier scale of alpinistic difficulties proposed by Willo Welzenbach (corresponding to 5.9).[1] Thirty years later UIAA used it as a basis for its grading system.


  1. ^ Scott, Doug (1981). Big Wall Climbing. Oxford University Press. pp. 27–33. ISBN 978-0195202700. 

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