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Via ferrata Passo Santner, Catinaccio

Via Ferrata · Eggental
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  • The Catinaccio a play of lights in the evening.
    The Catinaccio a play of lights in the evening.
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Distance 3.9 km
2:43 h
699 m
702 m
Walk across the rocks in the "rose garden" of King Laurino
A relatively short hike that can be extended by going around the entire Catinaccio. The climb and descent along the via ferrata require a steady foot and experience for the short rock-climbing stretches on the access path. For the variation in the descent, see the via ferrata itinerary.

Characteristics of the via ferrata: Short and completely secured by steel cables. Short staircase on the vertical sides. Access along a rocky and exposed track, short stretches of free rock-climbing (I and II degree). In spring, in the icy gorge, the weather is notorious as snowfall can last long. Walking across hard snow is eased by a cable, but you should cross with great caution. Access to the via ferrata: under the Fronza haven, climb along the rocky steps and has some protected stretches, then follow path n. 542  to reach the beginning. The higher stretch will lead you to the beginning by passing the short rock-climbing sections (I and II degree) which are exposed and unprotected. Technical details: short via ferrata, completely protected with steel cables, a short but simple climb, in spring cross an icy gorge (with steel cables). The second stretch of the course requires an extremely steady foot (climb onto rocks that are not protected, short stretches of rock-climbing, I

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