At the beginnig of the season, some ferrata routes are not practicable, because there is still snow up in the mountains. ferrate open closed
Usually you can do ferrate routes during the summer season, except in some particular conditions (see: climb the ferrata in winter). In the following weekly updated schedule, you can check which ferrata routes are open in the area of Cortina d’Ampezzo and which ones are still closed.
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LATEST UPDATE: AUGUST 30 – 2017
This itinerary traverses from east to west the south face of Mount Pomagagnon. Some parts are exposed, but well equipped. It is not particularly difficult, but it offers gorgeous views on the valley.
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This via ferrata traverses the north and north west faces of the Forame mountain group. The itinerary is long and has also historical interest due to WW1 remains that can be seen along the path.
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WARNING: the unusually shaped gondola lift from Rifugio Son Forcia to Forcella Staunies (see picture) closed down in the summer of 2016. The intention is to upgrade the lift but nothing has been decided on the subject yet. Also Rifugio Lorenzi is closed!
The path goes downwards along the ledges used during WW1. Well known for the impressive passage through a suspended bridge, it is not technically difficult, but long and phisically demanding. Check the weather forecast before start.
WARNING: the unusually shaped gondola lift from Rifugio Son Forcia to Forcella Staunies closed down in the summer of 2016. The intention is to upgrade the lift but nothing has been decided on the subject yet. Also Rifugio Lorenzi is closed!
Nice route that runs from forcella Staunies to the top of Monte Monte Cristallo di Mezzo (3154 m). The line follows the crest and it is equipped with ladders and cables.
Nice route that runs through the south west face of Col Rosà. The via ferrata itself is relatively short, but it is still an interesting itinerary, in some places very exposed. From the summit of the Col Rosà the view of the whole valley and Cortina d’Ampezzo is truly magnificent!
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The ferrata ascends the South Face of the Col dei Bos pyramid (also referred to as Col dei Bois) and was established using steel cables, innovative cones which optimise carabiner placements during falls and particular bolt reinforcements placed where the cable changes angle acutely. This itinerary it is perfectly equipped. It is not yet traced on the maps, the starting point is 30 minutes far from the parking of Restaurant Strobel.
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During the mid-half of latter century the Grotta di Tofana was a highly popular outing with visiting tourists, now though it is has fallen into disuse. I believe though that the walk and ferrata remains a highly interesting outing, above all in spring when temperatures rise and hundreds of spectacular stalagmites form in the cave thanks to the water dripping from the roof.
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The Scala of Minighel is a really peculiar ferrata, both for its history and also for the particularity of his features, which distinguish it from all the climbing I got to go up in many years of hiking and mountain climbing. This is the first via ferrata built in Cortina, and in the Dolomites.
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This ferrata is called “Via ferrata Maria e Andrea Ferrari”, and enables you to reach the top of Ra Bujela with the help of steel cables, two bridges and some pins that facilitate the ascent where this gets steeper.
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It is a straightforward ferrata created ad hoc for users taking on this type of route for the first time, a sort of gym and suitable for children, too, as long as they are accompanied by experts and roped on.
The Ra Pegna via ferrata, like that of Ra Bujela, is a valid alternative to the longer or more challenging routes on mixed weather days when the area’s other ferratas are not safe (see ferrata Olivieri alla Punta Anna, ferrata alla Tofana di Mezzo, sentiero Olivieri).
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The Sentiero Olivieri (Olivieri’s path) is an easy equipped path that allows the connection between the Rifugio Pomedes (2303 m) and the Rifugio Ra Valles (2470 m).
It is important not to confuse the Sentiero G. Olivieri with Via ferrata G. Olivieri.ferrate open closed
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Roundtrip, easy and well equipped, it is a good start for the beginners. Not to be missed the crossing beneath the waterfall.
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The “Sci Club 18″ is a demanding via ferrata which winds its way up the Crepe di Faloria face, immediately beneath the cable car which leads up to the top of Monte Faloria above Cortina. The starting point is 40 minutes far from middle station of Faloria’s gondola.
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