The “Heini Holzer” Fixed Rope Route – a great day out!

Climbing in the South Tyrolean Alps

“The mountains are silent masters and make silent disciples.”

J.W. v. Goethe

The fixed rope route is named after Heini Holzer, the steep slope skier and Alpinist from nearby Scena who, in the 1970s, descended the 55° steep channel on the south west flank of the Picco Ivigna mountain on skis. A magnificent route surrounded by the stunning scenery of South Tyrol’s Alpi Sarentine.

The 500m ascent, perfectly secured with 1000m of steel cable, is of medium difficulty (A - B - positions B/C) and is, therefore, also suitable for less accomplished Alpinists or for families with children (aged 10 and up). An early start, experience of the mountains and good general conditioning are basic requirements for attempting the fixed rope course.