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New Via Ferrata

New Via Ferrata

New Via Ferrata

Page Type: Route

Location: Italy, Europe

Object Title: New Via Ferrata

Route Type: Via Ferrata

Season: Summer

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: B - C

Route Quality: 
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Page By: lucabertollo

Created/Edited: Sep 28, 2009 / Mar 29, 2011

Object ID: 558040

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The new via ferrata on Croda di Cengles (m.3375)(Tschenglser Hochwand) is the latest interesting path to the summit (2002). Exposed, in the starting section quite difficult but very well ensured with a good steel fixed wire.

Getting There

From Solda (Sulden) m.1960 by Pulpito(Kanzel) chair-lift (or following the marked route nr.5 from Solda) to Rifugio Serristori (Dusseldorfer Hutte)(m.2721). Then following the path to Croda di Cengles normal route, ascending along the steep stony slope until the crossroads with normal route and old ferrata Otto Erich Steig. Take the right(wooden route sign), following a narrow and exposed ledge until the fixed cable.

Route Description

The route starts off with a vertical climbing for a few meters, very exposed, then continues with less difficulty along short walls and pillars,always well protected, reaching the final ridge, from where along the normal route (waymarks on the rocks, and some final artificial steps) to the summit. For the descent: along the waymarks on the ridge until the route followed to get there.

Essential Gear

A normal gear for via ferrata is required:helmet, harness, complete ferrata set (double locking key lock carabiners,two short ropes UIAA connected to an Energy Absorption System (EAS)), gloves.

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An easier section of the New Via FerrataPanoramic view to the south from the base of the Tschenglser HochwandAt the start of the Via FerrataIt\'s really exposed (the New Via Ferrata)The new via ferrataThe new via ferrataPanorama of the Ortler Group from high up on the Tschenglser Hochwand Via Ferrata
The new via ferrataHouseleek (<i>Sempervivum</i>)Low down on the Via Ferrata on the Tschenglser HochwandThe new via ferrataSigns along the normal route to the start of the Via FerrataOrtles groupThe new via ferrata
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