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    Climbing routes in South Tyrol’s Mountains

    Aim high in South Tyrol’s mountains. Securely attached to rope on one of our climbing routes called "via ferrata", you can reach peaks unattainable for normal hikers and conquer walls otherwise visible only from below. More than 50 vie ferrate run along South Tyrol’s most beautiful peaks, many of which are located in the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to a variety of difficulty levels and excellent sign-posting, the routes are checked on an annual basis to ensure a perfectly safe way to enjoy this form of climbing and the majestic scenery.

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    Climb: Sarner Scharte
    Sarntal/Sarentino, Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    Climbing Route | Sarner Scharte | Sarner Scharte rises to an elevation of 2,468 metres, directly above Val Sarentino/Sarntal Valley | Climb: Sarner Scharte | Starting point: Sarentino/Sarnthein

    Difficulty: medium
    408 altitude up
    1h:04 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger - access from Merano 2000
    Hafling/Avelengo, Meran/Merano and environs

    The 500 m long climb is perfectly secured with 1000 m of steel cable, is rated at medium difficulty (A - B – in some places B/C) and is suitable for the less strong alpinists or for families with enthusiastic young climbers (14 years and older). An early start, alpine experience and a good overall physical condition is a prerequisite for the ascent of the climbing route. Along the ascent, there is no water and no escape routes. A withdrawal is possible only by down-climbing. The via ferrata is fully secured with a steel cable and no passages have to be dealt with in unsecured terrain or by free climbing. Many steep and difficult sections have been mitigated with steel clamps, which function as steps. Nevertheless, the last part of the via ferrata, the so-called Angel’s edge, presents a very impressive rock passage. The orientation of the via ferrata to the southwest allows for an early ascent of the route, and the climbing season extends well into late autumn (total climbing time: 2-3 hours).

    Difficulty: medium
    750 altitude up
    4h:30 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata: Col Rosá - Ettore Bovero
    Badia, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    The Col Rosá via ferrata is varied, very steep in short sections and also exposed, but consistently on good rock.
    It is especially beautiful in autumn, when the colored deciduous trees round off the picture.

    Difficulty: medium
    883 altitude up
    5h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Ferrata Trafoi
    Stilfs/Stelvio, Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    Ideal for beginners and children, the Trafoi via ferrata features a short ascent and descent. Thrill-seekers can soar right up to the entrance via the Flying Fox.

    Difficulty: medium
    121 altitude up
    0h:25 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via Ferrata Genie in a Bottle Speikboden
    Ahrntal/Valle Aurina, Ahrntal/Valle Aurina

    Suitable for enthusiastic newcomers, a welcoming side event for mountain lovers, exiting for sportive climbers. The via ferrata is of a medium degree of difficulty, starting right after the exit of the  Speikboden gondola at 2.000m. You’ll overcome 350m of difference in altitude belayed and safe. On your first steps out of the gondola you will already get this pure feeling of summits surrounding you. Hold on for the stunning view across Valley Aurina, Zillertal Alps and the white peaks of Durreck. Walk on for the entrance of the via ferrata. Keep the feeling of touching mountains and sky while you step into the via ferrata. Get excited on the super long suspension bridge, get a grip on the edgy rocks of the mountains. You’ll arrive at the very peak of Speikboden. Heading towards a panoramic view you can only here enjoy: Dolomites, Tre Cime and Marmolata towards the glaciers of Valley Aurina. The tour is considered a circular route, for your way back you can either chose the chairlift Sonnklar or hike downwards the alpine paths of the Speikboden recreation area.

    It is possible to rent the equipment for the Via Ferrata at the mountain station of the cablecar Speikboden.

     

    Difficulty: medium
    350 altitude up
    2h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via Ferrata Laurenzi
    Kastelruth/Castelrotto, Dolomites Region Seiser Alm

    The Via Ferrata Laurenzi passes over the Molignon ridge, and is one of the most difficult Via Ferrata routes in the Dolomites. A sure foot, a good head for heights and experience are an absolute must, as, in part, it crosses an exceptionally narrow, exposed ridge. From a scenery point of view, this route promises breathtaking views over the Langkofel range, the Sella massif, the Marmolada and down into the Duron Valley below.

    Difficulty: difficult
    644 altitude up
    2h:01 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via Ferrata: Torre di Toblin
    Sexten/Sesto, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    Rifugio Auronzo – Rifugio Locatelli – Path of the ladders - Torre di Toblin – return Description: repaired via ferrata with a lot of ladders (17 ladders!) and a wonderful round from the top of the Torre di Toblin. Reachable also from the Val Fiscalina or Val Campo di Dentro. Indications: Access and return red triangles, path nr. 101 and 105 Highlights: the ladders and naturally the view to the Three Peaks (Tre Cime) Starting point: Rif. Auronzo (2320m) Duration: total from the Rif. Auronzo 4 ½ hours, ascent 2 ¾ hours, descent 1 ¾ hours Diffrence of altitude: ca. 300m

    Only walkable if the current weather conditions are good. WARNING: The GPX data may differ from reality. For information your contact is the Alpinschule Sexten Drei Zinnen +39 0474 710375 info@alpinschule-dreizinnen.com

    Before departure: check the equipment, the weather conditions and the accessibility

    Difficulty: medium
    0 altitude up
    3h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via Ferrata Les Cordes
    Badia, Dolomites Region Alta Badia

    The via ferrata Les Cordes, classified as medium to moderate, is a climb with great view points. The via ferrata was built on the edge of the Puez-Odle Nature Park along a centuries-old route.

    Many, many years ago, the farmers of La Villa brought their cows and horses to the Gherdenacia plateau on very steep path. The trail was much steeper and more demanding than all the paths that today lead to the Plateau. The path was called "les cordes" (Ladin for "the ropes").

    In 2019 a via ferrata, also called "Les Cordes", was built along this route. The starting point of the via ferrata can be easily reached with the Gardenaccia chairlift. From the mountain station of the chairlift it is than only about 5 minutes to the start.

    Difficulty: medium
    238 altitude up
    0h:39 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata: Punta Anna - Giuseppe Olivieri
    Badia, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    The Giuseppe Olivieri via ferrata to Punta Anna leads steeply up the southern edge of the Tofana, in the middle of the Dolomites around Cortina.

    Difficulty: difficult
    770 altitude up
    4h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata: Dolomites without borders - stage 9 - Filmoor-Standschützenhütte - Rif. Lunelli
    Sexten/Sesto, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    "DOLOMITES WITHOUT BORDERS" - The project was born out of the idea that the Dolomites should no longer be a barrier but a place of meeting and friendship. A high-altitude trekking route including 12 „via ferrata“ - each of them unique from alpine or historical points of view. They are interlinking Italy with Austria. The project extends over the areas of the Cadore and the Hochpustertal, area of the Drei Zinnen all the way to the Tiroler Gailtal. "DOLOMITES WITHOUT BORDERS" runs partly along ancient warpaths, trenches and galleries, a "peace path" on former war sites. An Alpine experience for all mountain enthusiasts!

    Difficulty: medium
    1200 altitude up
    9h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via Ferrata Santnerp | Passo Santner
    Welschnofen/Nova Levante, Dolomites Region Eggental

    This via ferrata is a classic in the Dolomites and is framed by rugged walls and towers with magnificent views. The via ferrata is relatively short with difficult Alpine passages that require Alpine experience.

    Attention: there are still some snowfields, safety measures have been taken and ropes have been tensioned at the most dangerous points.

    Difficulty: medium
    1078 altitude up
    5h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata: Sentiero Bonacossa
    Sexten/Sesto, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    This easy via ferrata, which has a lot of walking terrain between the secured sections (sure-footedness is a must!), is one of the most beautiful in the Dolomites. Along the way from south to north through the Cadini group there are several short counter climbs to be overcome.

    Difficulty: easy
    676 altitude up
    3h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Hiking to the Piz Boé peak in the Sella Massif
    Corvara, Dolomites Region Alta Badia

    The Piz Boé in the Sella group, at a height of 3,152 m, is one of the most accessible peaks over three thousand metres and, for this reason, very popular with hikers. However, you should bear in mind that the ascent from Corvara and the return to Passo Gardena proposed in this route are of a demanding level: the use of climbing equipment is not compulsory, but sure-footedness and mountain experience are prerequisites for tackling this hike. The route runs mainly on rocky terrain and in places on scree or on an equipped trail, with a panorama that changes as you ascend and beautiful views of the best-known Dolomite peaks such as the Marmolada, Civetta, Catinaccio and Sassolungo. Once you have reached the summit, you will find the small Capanna Piz Fassa hut, where you can stay overnight, but above all, you will be greeted by the fantastic view that only the over 3000 m altitude can offer. On the way back, you will have to cross part of the massif and then descend to Gardena Pass.

    Difficulty: difficult
    904 altitude up
    3h:21 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata: Dolomites without borders - stage 8 - RIF. PORZE-HÜTTE - RIF. FILMOOR-STANDSCHÜTZEN-HÜTTE
    Sexten/Sesto, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    "DOLOMITES WITHOUT BORDERS" - The project was born out of the idea that the Dolomites should no longer be a barrier but a place of meeting and friendship. A high-altitude trekking route including 12 „via ferrata“ - each of them unique from alpine or historical points of view. They are interlinking Italy with Austria. The project extends over the areas of the Cadore and the Hochpustertal, area of the Drei Zinnen all the way to the Tiroler Gailtal. "DOLOMITES WITHOUT BORDERS" runs partly along ancient warpaths, trenches and galleries, a "peace path" on former war sites. An Alpine experience for all mountain enthusiasts!

    Difficulty: medium
    1050 altitude up
    7h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata: Dolomites without borders - stage 2 - Rif. Carducci - Three Peaks
    Sexten/Sesto, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    "DOLOMITES WITHOUT BORDERS" - The project was born out of the idea that the Dolomites should no longer be a barrier but a place of meeting and friendship. A high-altitude trekking route including 12 „via ferrata“ - each of them unique from alpine or historical points of view. They are interlinking Italy with Austria. The project extends over the areas of the Cadore and the Hochpustertal, area of the Drei Zinnen all the way to the Tiroler Gailtal. "DOLOMITES WITHOUT BORDERS" runs partly along ancient warpaths, trenches and galleries, a "peace path" on former war sites. An Alpine experience for all mountain enthusiasts!

    Difficulty: difficult
    900 altitude up
    7h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata: Dolomites without borders - stage 4 – Rif. Comici - Rif. Prati di Croda Rossa/Rif. Rudi
    Sexten/Sesto, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    "DOLOMITES WITHOUT BORDERS" - The project was born out of the idea that the Dolomites should no longer be a barrier but a place of meeting and friendship. A high-altitude trekking route including 12 „via ferrata“ - each of them unique from alpine or historical points of view. They are interlinking Italy with Austria. The project extends over the areas of the Cadore and the Hochpustertal, area of the Drei Zinnen all the way to the Tiroler Gailtal. "DOLOMITES WITHOUT BORDERS" runs partly along ancient warpaths, trenches and galleries, a "peace path" on former war sites. An Alpine experience for all mountain enthusiasts!

    Difficulty: medium
    600 altitude up
    7h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Lampskopf - climbing crag to the Tribulaun hut
    Brenner/Brennero, Sterzing/Vipiteno and environs
    Recently in Pflerschtal/Val di Fleres a new climbing crag has been created, which leads from "Erl" in Innerpflersch/Fleres di Dentro over the Lampskopf, Goglberg and finally the hut Tribulaunhütte/Rifugio Tribulaun (2379m) ; altitude difference 1100 m.
    Difficulty: difficult
    1053 altitude up
    3h:30 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via Ferrata Oskar Schuster
    Sëlva/Selva, Dolomites Region Seiser Alm
    The via ferrata leads over 700 m through steep walls and cirques before you reach the summit at 2,958 m and look down on the Val Gardena valley and the South Tyrolean Dolomites.
    The descent is via the Plattkofel normal trail to the same hut and via the Friedrich August trail back to the Sella Pass.
    Difficulty: difficult
    1511 altitude up
    5h:31 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Günther Messner Trail
    Villnöss/Funes, Dolomites Region Villnösstal

    A demanding mountain tour over the alpine via ferrata dedicated to the mountaineer Günther Messner. The route alternates between passages of exposed trails and passages of via ferrata, on which securing with a climbing harness is recommended. Only for those who are free from giddiness!

    Difficulty: difficult
    1327 altitude up
    5h:25 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata: Torre di Toblin/Toblinger Knoten
    Sexten/Sesto, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    The starting point of the via ferrata is the Rifugio Auronzo.

    The via ferrata who takes to the Torre di Toblin/Toblinger Knoten is short but very steep and exposed ladder sections over the north face of the mountain with a wonderful view of the Three Peaks.

    Just behind the Rif. Locatelli/Drei Zinnen hut, the path takes upwards in the direction of the summit. After a few minutes, there is the road sign which leads to the ’Dolomitenfreunde’ climbing trail. There are no major problems, even if the path seems a bit adventurous at times. To reach the summit there are 140 metres of hanging steel ladders (about 17 of them). Some of the highlights are a wide chimney, where you have to change from one side to the other (Zwergentod!) and a crossing on slippery, bent hooks in the steep wall. For the descend you have to take the Feldkurat Hosp trail at the other side of the mountain.

    Difficulty: medium
    480 altitude up
    4h:30 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    To the Sas de Putia passing by Schlüterhütte
    Villnöss/Funes, Dolomites Region Villnösstal

    A challenging hike with a stunning view of Villnöss/Funes valley, the Geisler mountains and the surrounding Dolomites. The last part beneath the summit consists of a via ferrata on which belaying with a climbing harness is recommended. 

    Difficulty: medium
    1275 altitude up
    5h:31 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata Cima Cadini Nordest - Merlone
    Sexten/Sesto, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen
    Long climb to the ladder section with over 300 rungs. The varied fixed rope route in scenically lovely mountains. Recommended for the hot summer months, as the climb is largely protected by shadow.
    Difficulty: medium
    1022 altitude up
    6h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata tour: VIA DELLA PACE (the peace trail)
    Al Plan/San Vigilio, Dolomites Region Kronplatz/Plan de Corones

    Via ferrata tour: VIA DELLA PACE (Peace Trail, extended in 2003)
    Fanes > Gran Fanes › Furcia Rossa (2791 m, H: 2 hours) › First follow the trail marked VB, then turn right after approx. 1.5 hours.

    Difficulty: medium
    1399 altitude up
    5h:13 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Hike to the Zuckerhütl Summit (3,507 m) (A)
    Ratschings/Racines, Meran/Merano and environs

    A high mountain climb across the glacier and over the rocks

    This two-day trip is recommended only for those with a head for heights (not for sufferers of vertigo), sure-footed, sturdy climbers with experience in glacier and rock-climbing. Under no circumstances should anyone attempt to climb the flat Schwarzwandscharte wind gap without ropes. Right from the outset there are hidden crevasses under the snow, some of which run in the direction of travel. Some sections of the Wilder Pfaff are rated II on the Difficulty Level Scale (UIAA). The gap below the Zuckerhütl summit is very steep and at times smooth and slippery (note: ice axes and crampons are essential). An experienced guide is highly advisable on this high mountain hiking adventure.

     

    Starting point: Timmelsbrücke bridge km 19,7

    Endpoint: Timmelsbrücke bridge km 19,7

    Refreshment stop: Timmelsalm pasture, Müllerhütte refuge

    Difficulty: difficult
    1850 altitude up
    12h:34 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via Ferrata Kids Pirate's Rock Speikboden
    Ahrntal/Valle Aurina, Ahrntal/Valle Aurina

    Gain your first experience on a Via Ferrata! The new Via Ferrata at Speikboden is specially designed for children between 6 and 12 years. Under the motto PIRATES the little ones can learn climbing on routes suitable for children.

    It is possible to rent the equipment for the Via Ferrata at the mountain station of the cablecar Speikboden.

    Difficulty: easy
    61 altitude up
    1h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata: Monte Piana - Hauptmann-Bilgeri
    Toblach/Dobbiaco, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen
    The Hauptmann-Bilgeri track is a short and relatively easy via ferrata with a long approach and is therefore more to be seen as a mountain tour.
    On the summit plateau of the Monte Piano there is an open-air museum about the First World War.
    Difficulty: easy
    1049 altitude up
    6h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata "Stuller Wasserfall"
    Moos in Passeier/Moso in Passiria, Meran/Merano and environs

    The via ferrata „Stuller Wasserfall“ is a medium-difficulty-level climb with a very difficult variation in the middle part, which can be bypassed. This steep and exposed climb proceeds through a breathtaking setting in the immediate vicinity of the roaring waterfall.

    The Stuller waterfall is a mighty height of 342 meters consisting of two cascades, and is the third highest in Europe.

    About two thirds of the way through the climb there is the possibility to discontinue the ascent and take a footpath to Stuls or descend to Moos. The final section of the via ferrata can also be undertaken as a short journey from Stuls with access via said footpath.

    The variants V1(E) and V2(F) are extremely difficult and heavily overhanging in many passages!

    Difficulty: difficult
    500 altitude up
    4h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata "Heini Holzer" Ifinger - access from Taser Alm
    Schenna/Scena, Meran/Merano and environs

    The 500 m long climb is perfectly secured with 1000 m of steel cable, is rated at medium difficulty (A - B – in some places B/C) and is suitable for the less strong alpinists or for families with enthusiastic young climbers (14 years and older). An early start, alpine experience and a good overall physical condition is a prerequisite for the ascent of the climbing route. Along the ascent, there is no water and no escape routes. A withdrawal is possible only by down-climbing. The via ferrata is fully secured with a steel cable and no passages have to be dealt with in unsecured terrain or by free climbing. Many steep and difficult sections have been mitigated with steel clamps, which function as steps. Nevertheless, the last part of the via ferrata, the so-called Angel’s edge, presents a very impressive rock passage. The orientation of the via ferrata to the southwest allows for an early ascent of the route, and the climbing season extends well into late autumn (total climbing time: 2-3 hours).

    Difficulty: difficult
    1450 altitude up
    6h:00 min duration
    Vie Ferrate
    Via ferrata: Tofana di Roces - Giovanni Lipella
    Badia, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    This via ferrata is a very long and demanding mountain tour that requires mountain experience, knowledge of the weather and a very good physical condition. The long ribbons, which are well secured in the exposed areas, lead again and again in the lower part to the steep steps that connect the crossings.

    Difficulty: difficult
    1633 altitude up
    8h:00 min duration
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