Steinerne Stadt (City of Rocks) is the result of a massive rockfall and ranks among the biggest areas in South Tyrol. This unique spot has been used as a training ground for decades. The boulders are not only used for roped climbs, but offer bouldering as well. Steinerne Stadt is a popular destination especially for families. As the boulders offer all kinds of orientation, it is always possible to find a shady spot in summer. The routes are beautiful throughout and mostly in the lower to middle grade ranges.
As there are many paths and trails around the boulders, it is recommended to use the topo to reach the single boulders. For the sectors “Sasso della Malga” and “Sasso delle Ortiche” on the other hand it is recommended to take the path that starts from a hut.
From Chiusa or Ponte Gardena drive to Val Gardena. After the village of Selva di Gardena drive in direction of Passo Sella. At the branch-off Passo Gardena/Passo Sella continue towards Passo Sella and before reaching Passo Sella the boulders of Steinerne Stadt will be well visible on the right. The car can be parked nearby the cable car station. As Passo Sella is especially popular with hiking tourists during July and August it is not uncommon to find very crowded parking spots.