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Monte Civetta (3,220 m) is a mountain in the Dolomites, in the Province of Belluno in northern Italy.

The north-western side of the mountain has a steep cliff more than 1,000 m high. In 1925 Emil Solleder and Gustl Lettenbauer climbed a route on it which is historically considered the first "sixth grade" in six-tier scale of alpinistic difficulties proposed by Willo Welzenbach (corresponding to 5.9). Thirty years later UIAA used it as a basis for its grading system.

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