The highest mountain of the Braies Dolomites is the 3,148 m Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo
The 3,148 m Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo (Hohe Gaisl or Hohe Geisel in German) is the highest peak in the Braies Dolomites. It is located just at the borderline between South Tyrol and Belluno.
Due to its crumbling rocks and the exposed spots, the Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo is regarded as the most difficult three thousand metres mountain of the Dolomites. It was climbed for the first time in 1870 through the west canyon and in 1883 across the east wall. Today the ascent can be done from north-west, along the Grohmann Route or from east, along the Innerkofler Route.
The impressive mountain slopes down to the Valle di Braies and Val di Landro in the Upper Val Pusteria valley plus the Valle del Boite. The South Tyrolean part is located in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature park and protected area. There is also the Piccola Croda Rossa (Kleine Gaisl) with 2,860 m a.s.l.