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Via ferrata della Roda di Vael

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moderate
Distance 6.1 km
4:14 h
958 m
955 m
A crossing
From the Passo Vajolan, the climb towards the north side of the Rodda di Vael twists and turns on rocky ground. It is not particularly steep and its steps are in a good condition. The via ferrata is completely equipped with steel cables. As always, it’s good to have a steady step and not to suffer from vertigo.

Characteristics of the via ferrata: not a particularly difficult excursion, but offers a stupendous panorama from the Gruppo del Catinaccio. Ideal for beginner rock-climbers. Access to the via ferrata: from Rifugio Paolina (open from June until mid-October) head off in a northerly direction along track n.552. At the first cross-road, turn right and follow the sign-posted 551 and you will arrive at Passo Vajolon. Technical details: simple climb, with steel cables near the summit. Type: 100% steel cables. Complete gradient of the climb: 680 m, 2-2:30 hours. Gradient until the beginning of the via ferrata: 450 m, 1:30 hours Gradient of the ferrata: 230 m, 1:30 hours. Descent: descend along the south-east facing field and at the end turn left (sign-posted) and you will reach the Rifugio Roda di Vael/Rotwandhütte. Return to the Rifugio Paolina along track n. 549 and then n. 532; 2 hours. Facing: North

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