Il Bloc, Malga Ciapela
High above the meadows of Malga Ciapela, a block once fell from the side of Marmolada. Today it provides excellent climbing on Marmolada Limestone with an array of medium to hard routes. They vary from steep face climbing to overhung climbing on jugs.
6a-6a+ – 2
6b-7a – 5
7a+-8b+ – 14
North east – east
Calcareous Limestone, generally extremely solid
Mostly good quality bolts.
The approach is short but steep. Pack opposite Hotel Roy on the road from Malga Ciapela to Passo Fedaia next to an old ski lift. Cross the ski piste and go slightly up the hill to cross a small bridge after 100m. Walk across a field crossing a stream towards a small wooden hut. Behind this, you will find a small path which climbs the hillside through the woods to reach the crag after a total of around 10 minutes.