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Via ferrata Cesare Piazzetta, Piz Boè

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Informationen zur Tour Via ferrata Cesare Piazzetta, Piz Boè

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  • Duration
    6:15 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    920 m
  • Altitude
    920 m
  • Max. height
    3114 m
A very long climb and extremely challenging via ferrata. Well-secured except in the higher parts that have no secure poles which leave it exposed. The first stretch of the hike twists and turns around firm and steady rocks. However be careful in the higher parts as there is scree and unstable rocks. The steel cables are firmly attached and tightened while the more difficult passages are equipped with stirrups.


Characteristics: this challenging via requires physical strength and a steady foot. Alpine experience and a steady foot on the exposed stretches are essential to succeed the climb. Given the length of the climb, rock-climbing should be done in stable weather conditions.
Difficulty: In the first 150 m of the climb there are considerable obstacles and difficulties to overcome (extremely challenging); the rest of the path twists and turns on less difficult terrain. Strong arms, good physical fitness and Alpine experience are all essentials for the via.
Access to the ferrata: the path that leads to the beginning of the ferrata starts at the Ossario which is well sign-posted. Climb along a stretch that is on relatively steep terrain until the foot of the rocky Piz Boè sides. From there walk along path n.7 that will lead you to the beginning of the ferrata towards the right.
Technical details: long climb on steep rocks; rock-climb on vertical sides for the first stretch, on some smooth stretches with some overhanging passes. The ferrata is well secured with steel cables and some stretches have metal fixtures. 

Type of the course: 65% steel cables, 25% exposed path, 10% path, 4 m-long suspended bridge.
Complete gradient of climb: 923 m, 4-4:30 hours.
Gradient until the beginning of the climb: 400 m, 1:30 hours.
Gradient of the ferrata: 380 m, 2-2:30 hours
Exit from the summit: 143 m, 30 minutes; to the Piz Fassa haven, accommodation available.
Descent: 1:30-2:00 hours. 

Starting point

Ossario del Pordoi, 2,229 m

Target point


Little car-park near Passo Pordoi

Public transportation

There is a bus service from Bolzano to Passo Pordoi or take a train to Ponte Isarco then take a bus to Passo Pordoi.


From Canazei in Val di Fassa, or from Arabba, drive to Passo Pordoi. Drive along an asphalt road until you reach Ossario del Pordoi which can be seen from far away. 

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