Via ferrata in South Tyrol: Climbing in the Latemar Mountains
Via ferratas in South Tyrol
The 10 Most Beautiful via ferratas in South Tyrol
South Tyrolean via ferrata routes: best conditions for climbing
The "pale mountains": via ferrata in the Dolomites
Probably the most popular via ferrata route in South Tyrol leads to Cima Pisciadù, which is located in the Sella Group in the middle of the Dolomites. On firmly and securely fixed iron clamps, ladders and steel ropes, the route leads from the approximately 50-meter-high entry wall to the Pisciadù hut. The individual passages are quite demanding, but only moderately difficult. Accordingly, the difficulty level of the via ferrata is between B and C. The end point of this climb is the summit of Cima Pisciadù at 2985m. It is advisable to climb this via ferrata at off-peak times or on weekdays, as a lot of traffic is to be expected here.
In the Val Pusteria, a mountain tour with a short via ferrata leads to the Hochalpenkopf. The route runs through the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park and begins in the valley at the picturesque Braies Lake. From here, the route first leads across mountain meadows to the Kühwiesenkopf in the direction of the Kaserkopf, where the entrance to the small via ferrata is also located. In total, this route has a length of 12.6 km with a duration of just under 8 hours, overcoming 1175 meters in altitude.
If you want to combine several via ferratas in the Dolomites, you can do this in the spectacular Rosengarten massif. If you book a place to sleep in the beautiful huts well in advance, you can string together four extensive climbing days here. Other beautiful via ferratas in the Dolomites can be found, for example, on the Alpinisteig in Sexten or in the wild rocky landscape of the Latemar mountains.
South Tyrolean via ferrata outside the Dolomites
Difficult via ferratas for experts can be found in South Tyrol, for example, in Naturns on the "Hoachwool" via ferrata, which partly runs along the now dilapidated Schnalser Waalweg. If you are looking for the most difficult via ferrata in South Tyrol, you will probably find it on the Tabaretta via ferrata on the Ortler: Excellent physical condition and a lot of climbing experience are required on the vertical walls of the long, exposed via ferrata.