Long and popular ascent with steep climb (ladders) at the start of the route to Croda Rossa (2936m). Descent using via ferrata Mario Zandonella to Rifugio Berti.
Not too difficult via ferrata that can be used on the way to Croda Rossa. Alternatively, a diversion via Castelliere is also possible. The route via Castelliere does, however, not save much time.
Via ferrata Costoni di Croda Rossa: A,B
Long and popular ascent with steep climb (ladders) at the start of the route. Plenty of walking terrain, in a few places also in exposed terrain. Surefootedness and plenty of Alpine experience are required. At the northern flank of the ascent you frequently still find hard old snow. Easy but long via ferrata with only a few exposed sections and a long ladder at the access. The remaining ascent is well secured where necessary.
Descent using via ferrata Mario Zandonella: B,C
Impressive, long and challenging tour that largely follows old war-time paths. Most of the Ferrata Zandonella is secured with new, well tensioned steel ropes. The rest is relatively easy walking terrain. The descent to Rifugio Berti runs beneath the foot of the rock face over gravelly and steep terrain, where the path is frequently damaged by landslides.
Author’s map recommendations
Recommended maps for this region:
EquipmentCertified via ferrata set an helmet, alpine boots and gloves (for via ferratas).
Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas
- Via ferrata set
- Climbing harness
- Climbing helmet
- Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
- Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
- Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.