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Pizes de Cir

Pizes de Cir
Gardena Pass
Elevation 2,592 m (8,504 ft)
Location South Tyrol, Italy
Range Dolomites

46°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

The Pizes de Cir (Ladin: Pizes de Cir; Italian: Gruppo del Cir; 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 meter.

Gran 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, possible to walk without 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

The peak of the Small Cir Italian: Piccola Cir has an elevation of 2520 meter. 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 from the eastern side secured to the top 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, on an elevation of 2220 meter, the Jimmyhütte is located.[3]


Panoramic view of Pizes de Cir from Gardena Pass.


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