The name “Becco di Mezzodí” comes from the fact that at high noon the sun stands vertically on top of this spiky peak. They say that in ancient times it was an astronomical strategic point to identify constellations in the sky. A minor peak compared to the great mountains around it, it's strategically located in the middle of the great amphiteater surrounding the highest peaks in the Dolomites: Croda Rossa, Cristallo, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Antelao, Pelmo, Civetta and Marmolada bring a particular charm to this mountain.
The normal route is quite easy and accessible to most. The most challenging stretch consists in handling a hike at 3+ level of difficulty. From the top you can see the beautiful Cortina basin and its surrounding mountains.