Pizes de Cir

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Pizes de Cir
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Pizes de Cir from Gardena Pass
Highest point
Elevation2,592 m (8,504 ft)
Coordinates46°33′31.5″N 11°48′10.0″E / 46.558750°N 11.802778°E / 46.558750; 11.802778Coordinates: 46°33′31.5″N 11°48′10.0″E / 46.558750°N 11.802778°E / 46.558750; 11.802778
LocationSouth Tyrol, Italy
Parent rangeDolomites

The Pizes de Cir (Ladin: Pizes de Cir; Italian: Gruppo del Cir Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡruppo del ˈtʃir]; German: Cirspitzen) is a mountain range in South Tyrol, Italy. They are part of the Dolomites, north of Gardena Pass. The highest peak of this mountain range is the Gran Cir with an elevation of 2592 meters.

Gran Cir[edit]

Cran Cir

The first tourist ascent to the peak took place on 7 August 1887 by Johann Santner and Gottfried Merzbacher[1] from the west side. Today the Gran Cir is accessible via the normal route, a path not requiring climbing experience. The way leads first through a gravel field, then along a wall and high up to the summit. In some places, the way is secured with a wire. The top is marked with a large cross.

Piccola Cir[edit]

Peak of the Piccola Cir

The peak of the Small Cir Italian: Piccola Cir has an elevation of 2520 meters. This peak is east of Gran Cir, close to the mountain station of the Dantercepies cable car. The top is marked with a small cross. It can be reached via a relatively easy via ferrata(B/C).[2] The path leads, secured, from the eastern side to the summit, and then unsecured on the western side down again through a gravel field.


  • From the Cir pass it is possible to descent to the Val Longia through the Val de Chedul, north of the ridge.
  • From Gardena Pass the Pizes de Cir can be reached via different paths.
  • Below the ridge, at an elevation of 2220 meters, is the Jimmyhütte.[3]


Panoramic view of Pizes de Cir from Gardena Pass.
Sign to the via ferrata. Piccola Cir in background


  1. ^ Lorenzo e Pietro Meciani: Guida dei Monti d'Italia, Odle - Pùez, Dolomiti tra Gardena e Badia. CAI und Touring Club Italiano, Mailand 2000, ISBN 88-365-1948-2
  2. ^ Rabel, A., Jentzsch, A. Wissekal, D. (2011): Klettersteigführer Dolomiten - Südtirol - Gardasee, Alpinverlag, ISBN 978-3-902656-07-0
  3. ^ Jimmyhütte at Pizes de Cir and close to Gardena Pass

External links[edit]

Media related to Pizes de Cir at Wikimedia Commons