The Preuss climbing route is known for its historical significance, named after the legendary climber Paul Preuss who made the first ascent in 1911. Overall, the Preuss climbing route on Campanile Basso offers a memorable climbing adventure in a spectacular alpine setting, combining technical difficulty with the rich history of Dolomite climbing.

  • Campanile Basso, Brenta Dolomites
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Technical sheet for the Preuss climbing route

The Preuss climbing route on Campanile Basso offers a thrilling climbing experience in the heart of the Dolomites. This multipitch route follows a striking line up the south face of Campanile Basso, providing climbers with a mix of technical challenges and breathtaking views.

Program: From the Vallesinella area, you ascend to either Rifugio Brentei or Rifugio Tosa Pedrotti, where you'll spend the night.
The following day, from the refuge, you'll first hike along a trail and then, through the initial section of the Central Bocchette via ferrata, you'll reach the base of the Campanile Basso wall. After tackling the initial part of the Normal climbing route, you'll climb the Preuss route to the summit of Campanile Basso.
The descent follows the normal route with several rappels on double ropes, then via the Central Bocchette ferrata, and finally along a trail back to Vallesinella.

Route Name: Preuss Route
Location: Campanile Basso, Brenta Dolomites, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
Route Type: Classic multi-pitch
Length: 4 rope pitches - 260 meters (+ 5 pitches of the Normal route)
Difficulty: V max (UIAA scale)
Orientation: The route mainly follows a vertical line along the East face of Campanile Basso
Climbing Style: The route requires a variety of climbing techniques, especially climbing on slabs
General Description: The route offers challenging yet rewarding climbing in a spectacular alpine environment. The history and beauty of the Dolomite rock make this route an unforgettable experience for climbers.

Mountain guide fee

€ 480 - 1 person
€ 580 - 2 persons

The price not includes:

Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast (1 night)

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide:
    Vallesinella Car Park (Rifugio Vallesinella)
    Via Vallesiella
    38086 Madonna di Campiglio TN
  • Meeting time to be defined
  • Geographic coordinates 46°12'24.6"N 10°51'03.9"E

What to bring

  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Descender
  • Carabiners
  • Approach shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for climb the Preuss route on Campanile Basso, in the Brenta Dolomites, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the climbing experience.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.