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Via ferrata Croda Rossa di Sesto

Sesto (Sexten)
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Informationen zur Tour Via ferrata Croda Rossa di Sesto

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  • Duration
    5:45 h
  • Distance
    7.3km
  • Altitude
    1090 m
  • Altitude
    1090 m
  • Max. height
    2929 m
The via ferrata Croda Rossa climb is signposted with red triangles and travels through paths and tracks from World War I. Fortunately, there are steel cables or stairs that protect the via ferrata all the way.

Directions


Characteristics: The Croda Rossa di Sesto itinerary is long, worn and has steep stairs at the beginning of the ascent, most of it is walkable and there is little exposed space. A certain mountain climbing experience and a steady foot are highly recommended for this trip. On the north side, it possible to encounter snow remains until the beginning of summer. However with a swift change of weather in the beginning of autumn, wintery conditions can arrive early.
Access to the via ferrata: from the cable-car station descend towards the Rudi Rifugio, then along the path that crosses the fields until it reaches a crossroads (signposted). Carry on to the right as the path goes up and down along the buttress of the Coston di Croda Rossa and on the rocky peak you will arrive at the next crossroads. Continue to the left and you will arrive at the beginning of the via ferrata.
Technical details: simple via ferrata, with very few exposed places, a long stairway at the beginning and the rest is well equipped.
Path type: 20% iron cables, 1% steps, 70% track, 10% exposed track.
Complete gradient of the climb: 1,020 m, 3-3:30 hours
Gradient until the beginning of the via ferrata: 330 m, 1-1:15 hours
Gradient of the via ferrata: 690 m, 2:15-2:30 hours
Descent: the descent from the Coda Rossa peak goes along the ascending path. Turn at the valley next to rio Würzbach and from the fork junction go down towards the right towards Castelliere (partly protected). Arrive back at the starting point of 15B path; 2-2:30 hours until Prati di Croda Rossa
Facing: East, North and West

Starting point

Rotwandwiesen cable-car station, 1925 m

Target point

Specificity

The Croda Rossa di Sesto, also called Cima Dieci or Rotwand (in German) is part of the Dolomites di Sesto.

Parking

Prati di Croda Rossa cable-car station, 1925 m

Public transportation

Public bus from Brunico to Moso or take the train from Brunico to San Candido and then the bus to Moso.

Directions

Drive through Val Pusteria and you will arrive at Sesto Moso. At the end of the village, in a southerly direction, turn at the sign for Bagni di Mosso and arrive at the Prati di Croda Rossa cable-car car-park. 

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