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Cir Normal Ascent

Cir Normal Ascent

Cir Normal Ascent

Page Type: Route

Location: Dolomites, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.55860°N / 11.80940°E

Object Title: Cir Normal Ascent

Route Type: Via Ferrata

Season: Summer, Fall

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Easy rock climb, Medium hard ferrata

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Vid Pogachnik

Created/Edited: Mar 13, 2005 / Jun 6, 2017

Object ID: 164284

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Rating the Route (By Hiking Standards)

Just a perfect day... All the...
Herb - Gran Cir from Passo Gardena
On the summit of Gran Cir /...
By the summit cross
0. General: 2121 m to 2592 m, marked and secured rock route - ferrata. UIAA I. Take care of falling stones (mountaineers above).

1. Effort: 470 m, 1 h 30 min.

2. Power: 3 - medium.

3. Psyche: 3 - medium (exposed, rockfall danger).

4. Orientation: 1 - no difficulties.


The trailhead starts on Passo Gardena / Groedner Joch, 2121 m.

Route Description

Gran Cir
The normal route to Gran Cir
The first cable section
eza - The first cable section
Ascending Gran Cir
rgg - The upper part
From the pass you take a good road (closed for public traffic) towards north, but when the road starts tending towards right (towards Rif. Clark) you leave it and go by the marked path directly upwards. You can't miss the distinct ravine left (west) of the main summit.

The ravine is easy. In many turns the path gains altitude, just at the end of it you must use hands on a few places. But when this ravine closes, marks lead you towards right, over steep rocks out of it. These passages are secured by steel cables and pegs.

After the walls above the ravine are below us, the slope gets less steep. It's surprising how on this side of the mountain rocks are not as steep as they look from the Passo Gardena. Actually the summit has a kind of a steep roof, over which we ascend almost without climbing. The only danger are falling stones of mountaineers above us. This way we reach the top.

Essential Gear

Good shoes, eventually ferrata equipment.


The Grosse / Gran Cir from...Just a perfect day... All the...Sella Group from north, from...Towards the via ferrataOn the summit of Gran Cir /...Gran CirThe first cable section
Ascending Gran CirLooking back: approach route...Gran Cir as seen on the...Ascending Gran CirVia Ferrata on Gran Cir