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Normal approach over the south slopes

 
Normal approach over the south slopes

Page Type: Route

Location: Alpi Carniche / Carnic Alps, Austria/Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.60700°N / 12.93091°E

Object Title: Normal approach over the south slopes

Route Type: Hiking, Scrambling

Season: Summer, Fall

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Easy marked route, some airy parts.

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Page By: Bor

Created/Edited: Sep 11, 2007 / Sep 18, 2007

Object ID: 335689

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Getting There

The starting point is the pass Passo di Monte Croce / Plöckenpass. Here is also a big parking place where you leave your vehicle.

From the North

There are two possible roads:

* From Kitzbühel over B108 through the Felbertauern Tunnel to Lienz, then southeast to Oberdrauburg and Kötschach-Mauthen (B110), where you turn to direction Plöckenpass / Italy.

* From Salzburg along motorway A10 to Spittal. Turn west on B100 to Oberdrauburg, there south to Kötschach-Mauthen were you stay on B110 to the pass Passo di Monte Croce / Plöckenpass.

From the South (Udine)

Take Motorway A23 to the exit Camia Tolmezzo. Follow SS52 north to Tolmezzo where you turn onto SS52 bis. This leads to the pass Passo di Monte Croce / Plöckenpass.

Route Description

Creta di Collinetta / Celon, 2238m seen from the south side.
Creta di Collinetta / Celon, 2238m seen from the south side.

From the parking place you must find the marked route 146 and you continue over it in the west direction through the forest and later over the grassy slopes. This route crosses in many switchbacks the south slopes of Creta di Collinetta / Cellon, 2238m. Soon you come to the first crossing where you can go to the left or to the right (route 147). Both routes later join on the higher grassy slopes. If you go here to the right, you must later on the next crossing turn to the left (the right possibility goes to the start of ferrata). If you go to the left on the crossing, you must later turn to the right (the left route goes to Rif. Marinelli, 2122m and some more mountains around).
 
On the old military shelves below the summit of Creta di Collinetta / Celon, 2238m.
On the airy shelves.
 
The marked route over the south slopes of Cresta Verde.
The marked route over the south slopes of Cresta Verde.

Both possibilities join higher on the steep grassy slopes of the ridge Cresta Verde, 2150m. You reach the ridge just below the main border ridge in many switchbacks over the steep grassy slope. Here on the crossing you turn to the right (the left route goes on Creta di Collina / Kollinspitze, 2689m) and you cross below the south - west face to the secured section. Here you continue over the old military shelves above the airy precipice. Soon you come to the east ridge of Cellon where also come both east possibilities.

Now you have to reach the main summit over the upper south slope in many switchbacks. You will see many military bunkers. On the summit is a big cross.

You descend by the same route.

Essential Gear

Good hiking shoes.

Images

Creta di Collinetta / Celon, 2238m seen from the ascent to Creta di Collina / Kollinspitze, 2689m.The alpine jackdaw.View to the summit from the upper part of ferrata.Creta di Collinetta / Celon, 2238m seen from the ascent to Creta di Collina / Kollinspitze, 2689m.The western summit of Creta di Collinetta / Celon, 2238m.On the old military shelves below the summit of Creta di Collinetta / Celon, 2238m.View down to the SE ridge.
The hut Rif. Marinelli, 2122m.The marked route over the south slopes of Cresta Verde.Creta di Collinetta / Celon, 2238m seen from the south side.View down to the grassy slope of Cresta Verde ridge.The south - west face of Creta di Collinetta / Celon, 2238m.On the normal approach to Creta di Collinetta / Celon, 2238m