De Luca Innerkofler Vie Ferrate

INNERKOFLER-DE LUCA VIE FERRATE | SESTO MOUNTAINS

Innerkofler Vie Ferrate

Italy Travel Guide - vie Ferrate Dolomite's

It is a great walk through the history of the First World War and spectacular landscapes of the Dolomite National Park.  The path takes you through the tunnels and battle positions of WWI and at the same time gives you some impressive points of view of the Tre Cima di Lavaredo, one of the most recognized symbols of the Dolomite's. The route peaks out at 2744 meters and is very popular, so make sure you are always attentive of rock fall and wear a helmet. 

NUTS AND BOLTS

MOUNTAIN GROUP Sesto Mountain Group Dolomite's
MAIN PEAK Monte Paterno
NEAREST TOWN Cortina d'Ampezza Italy
 
MOUNTAIN FACE North
TIME OF YEAR June to September (depending on snow conditions)
TIME OF WALK 4 hours
DIFFICULITY Level 1 (Easy or Blue route)
MAXIUMN ELEVATION 2744 meters
ELEVATION GAIN 800 meters
LENGTH OF FERRATE 450 meters
SUGGESTED GEAR Ferrate Kit, Flashlight for the tunnels

Guide to the Vie Ferrate Climbs in Italy

CABLE WALKES | VIE FERRATE IN THE DOLOMITES OF ITALY

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A Vie Ferrate (in English: " Iron Way"), is a fixed-protection climbing path, mostly found in the Dolomites mountain range in northeastern Italy.·

A via Ferrate is a fixed-protection climbing path. The protection consists mostly of heavy-gauge steel wire, periodically fixed to rock with thick metal bars with eyelets on the end. These bars seem very similar to the 're-bar' steel that is used to reinforce concrete in buildings. These metal bars are drilled and cemented into the rock.

In some cases, other types of aids are present, such as rungs of metal (aka 'stempels'), and ladders and bridges.

Some vie ferrate is easy enough that they may be climbed without any technical gear at all. However, many of the ferrate go through areas with huge amounts of vertical exposure and some are fairly difficult technically. Therefore, depending on the level of exposure and technical difficulty (and your own level of comfort with the unprotected climbing), you will want to be physically attached to the ferrata for safety.

Some vie ferrate is easy enough that they may be climbed without any technical gear at all. However, many of the ferrate go through areas with huge amounts of vertical exposure and some are fairly difficult technically. Therefore, depending on the level of exposure and technical difficulty (and your own level of comfort with an unprotected climb), you will want to be physically attached to the ferrata for safety.

For adequate safety, then, a few bits of basic gear are usually needed when climbing on a via ferrate: a harness, a helmet, gloves, and some sort of dynamic attachment from the harness to the ferrata itself. Typically this is some sort of y-shaped lanyard with a dynamic belay device. A good example is the Petzl Zyper-Y. On the end of each tip of the y-shaped lanyard, an auto-locking carabiner is used.

When climbing on the ferrate, both carabiners are locked onto and slid along the wire rope of the ferrate. As rock-attachment points are reached, the carabiners are individually unclipped and re clipped beyond the attachment point, thereby ensuring that one is clipped into the ferrata at all times. Additionally, In areas where the wire rope runs vertically, it is also important to space yourself out from your fellow climbers such that no one climber is on the same segment of wire between two rock-attachment points.

As long as these few simple safety rules are followed, climbing on a via ferrate is about as simple and secure as protected climbing gets! They are a great way to experience the fantastic scenery of the dolomites from a perspective that few usually see.

Via dell'Amicizia Ferrate | Monte Baldo

VIA DELL'AMICIZIA ferrate | MONTE BALDO

Hiking Italy, Itailan Dolomiites via-dell-amicizia

Excellent ferrate above the Lake town of Riva del Grada.  One ofmany day trips to add to your active vacation, that adds a bit of physical challenge and great panoramic views. 

NUTS AND BOLTS

REGION Trentino-Alto Adige
PROVINCE Trento Province
MOUNTAIN GROUP Garda Mountains
NEAREST TOWN Riva del Garda
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Level 2 (difficult)
Hiking Italy, Italia Dolomite's via-dell-amicizia-map  
HIKE TIME 6 hours
FERRATE TIME 2 hours
DEPARTURE POINT Riva del Garda
ELEVATION GAIN 1200 meters
HUTS ALONG THE ROUTE none
HOW ROUTE IS EQUIPPED cables, iron pegs, and ladders
   

Hiking Italy, Italian Dolomite's ferrata-dellamicizia-sketc

SPECIAL NOTES:

Challenging route best time of year is spring and fall, summer can be extremely hot.

vie Ferrate A.M. Strobel

VIE FERRATE A.M. STROBEL | CRISTALLO MOUNTIANS

Hiking Italy, vie Ferrate A.M. Strobel

This route is very popularand a classic ferrate near Cortina, The 'Strobel' follows a logical line up the face of the Punta Fiames, the route is wellequipped on an exposed route.  There route takes good fitness and experience in the mountains, but the views and thrill of the walk is a great reward for your effort.

NUTS AND BOLTS

MOUNTAIN GROUP Cristallo Group, Dolomite's
NEAREST TOWN Cortina, Italy
 
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Level 2,
HIKE TIME 4 hours
FERRATE TIME 1.5 hours
DEPARTURE POINT Passo F. Lzarego
EVEVATION GAIN 1000 meters
HUTS ALONG ROUTE Rifugio Lagazuoi, Bivacco Chiesa
HOW ROUTE IS EQUIPED ladders, cables
Hiking Italy, vie ferrate Strobel sketch

SPECIAL NOTES:

vie Ferrate Dino Buzzati Ferrate | Pale di San Martino Mountain Group

VIE FERRATE DINO BUZZATI | PALE DI SAN MARTINO MOUNTIANS

Hikeing Italy, Pale di San Martino

The Dino Buzzati fixed trail is an enjoyable walk and climb in a remote area on the southern slopes of the Pale di San Martino mountain group.  There is no support huts or water points on the route so plan well and ensure you all the necessary supplies.  After the last iron ladder you peak out to a great view of the surrounding mountains.  I suggest doing the route clock wise not reverse.

NUTS AND BOLTS

MOUNTAIN GROUP Pale di San Martino Dolomites
NEAREST TOWN Fiera di Primiero
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Level 2 (difficult)
  
HIKE TIME 7 hours
FERRATE TIME 3-4 hours
DEPARTURE POINT Rifugio Baita la Ritonda
ELEVATION GAIN 1300 meters
HUTS ALONG THE ROUTE Rifugio Baita la Ritonda at departure
HOW ROUTE IS EQUIPPED cables, iron pegs, and ladders
   

SPECIAL NOTES:

Isolated route is careful in unstable weather especially fog.

Vie Ferrate in the Civetta Mountain Group | Dolomites

VIE FERRATE IN THE CIVETTA MOUNTAIN GROUP | DOLOMITES

Hike Italy, Vie Ferrate in the Dolomites

There are 3 vie ferrates found in the Civetta Mountain group and all are at high elevation and difficult.  Civetta is the mountain group that the 6th grade for aid climbing refined in Italy.  The mountain is very compact and dynamic, very much worth exploring. The best location to start or base yourself is either Alleghe, BL or Agordo, BL, towns that can be reached by the Dolomiti Bus System.  The advantage of Alleghe is that you can utilize the ski lift system to get up into the high elevations quickly.

Civetta Mountain Map:

Hike Italy's Italian Dolomites

via Ferrata of the Civetta Mountain Group

  Route name Peak and elevation
1. via ferrata degli Alleghese Monte Civetta, 3320 meters
2. via ferrata Attilio Tissi Monte Civetta, 3220 meters
3. via ferrata Monte Pelsa-Fiamme Gialle la Palazza Alta, 2255 meters

vie Ferrate the Pale di S. Martino Mountain Group | Dolomites

VIE FERRATE IN PALE S. MARTINO MOUNTAIN GROUP | DOLOMITESsan-martino-di-pale-1

Pale di S. Martino mountain groupis in the Trentino Alto Adige region has 8 marked and maintained via Ferreta. With a plenty of different hiking, walking, and climbing routes at various difficulty rating you can spend a week enjoying the mountains of S. Martino di C.  The valley is not as well known due to small access roads but with the new tunnels it is a bit easier to get into the area.  

Map of the vie Ferrate

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Gruppo Pale di S. Martino vie Ferrate - remember that as a rule a trail marked via ferrate is generally a climb to a peak, a trail marked as sentiero is generally a path/trail with some fixed gear.

  Route name Peak and elevation
1. via ferrata Sella Alpina Monte Agner, 2872 meters
2. via ferrata Gabitta d'Ignotti Cima della Vezzan, 3192 meters
3. via ferrata Bolver-Lugli Cima della Vezzana, 3192 meters
4. Sentiero del Dottor passo dell'Orsa-passo di Canali-forcella di Miel
5. Sentiero Nico Gusella Cima Val di Roda, 2791 meters
6. via ferrata del Velo Rifugio Pradidali-Rifugio Velo di Madonna
7. via ferrata Fiamme Gialle Croda Grande 2849 meters
8. Sentiero Dino Buzzati Cimerlo, 2503 meters

West Ridge of Marmolada Via Ferrate

WEST RIDGE OF MARMOLADA FERRATE | MARMOLADA MOUNTAINSmarmolada-mountain-group

The Marmolada is known as the 'Queen of the Dolomite's', where you will find the tallest peak of the Dolomite Group.  The Marmolada group is a major destination for hikers, mountaineers, and skiers all year long.  The classic route along the crest of this mountain groups requires good mountaineering skills incomfort working in a higher elevation, the placement of the ferrate has made this mountain peak accessiblebut caution should be taken, the route over the Marmolada glacier and path to the peak requires good alpine skills and stable weather.  That being said this is perhaps one of the most spectacular routes in the Dolomite National Park.

NUTS AND BOLTS

MOUNTAIN GROUP Dolomite Mountain Marmolada
NEAREST TOWN Canazei
MAIN PEAK Marmolada
MOUNTAIN FACE West
 
TIME OF YEAR June to September (depending on snow conditions)
DIFFICULITY Level 3 (very difficult or black)
TIME OF WALK 4 hours
MAXIMUM ELEVATION 3343 meters
ELEVATION GAIN 900 meters
FERRATE LENGTH 450 meters
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT Ferrate kit, ice axe, crampons, harness, rope, and helmet

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