Monte Civetta

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Monte Civetta
Monte Civetta.jpg
Highest point
Elevation3,220 m (10,560 ft)
Prominence1,454 m (4,770 ft) [1]
Coordinates46°22′48″N 12°03′12″E / 46.38000°N 12.05333°E / 46.38000; 12.05333Coordinates: 46°22′48″N 12°03′12″E / 46.38000°N 12.05333°E / 46.38000; 12.05333
Monte Civetta is located in Italy
Monte Civetta
Monte Civetta
Parent rangeDolomites
First ascent1855

Monte Civetta (3,220 m) is a prominent and major mountain of the Dolomites, in the Province of Belluno in northern Italy. Its north-west face can be viewed from the Taibon Agordino valley, and is classed as one of the symbols of the Dolomites.[2]

The mountain is thought to have been first climbed by Simeone di Silvestro in 1855, which, if true, makes it the first major Dolomite peak to be climbed. The north-western face, with its 1,000-metre-high cliff, was first climbed in 1925 by Emil Solleder and Gustl Lettenbauer. It is historically considered the first "sixth grade" in six-tier scale of alpinistic difficulties proposed by Willo Welzenbach (corresponding to 5.9).[3] Thirty years later UIAA used this as a basis for its grading system.


  1. ^ "Monte Civetta". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Monte Civetta -". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ Scott, Doug (1981). Big Wall Climbing. Oxford University Press. pp. 27–33. ISBN 978-0195202700.

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