Cir Normal Ascent
Page Type: Route
Dolomites, Italy, Europe
46.55860°N / 11.80940°E
Less than two hours
Easy rock climb, Medium hard ferrata
Created/Edited: Mar 13, 2005 / Mar 22, 2013
Object ID: 164284
Page Score: 74.01%
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Rating the Route (By Hiking Standards)
Herb - Gran Cir from Passo Gardena
By the summit cross0. 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.
ApproachThe trailhead starts on Passo Gardena / Groedner Joch, 2121 m.
The normal route to Gran Cir eza - The first cable sectionFrom 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 GearGood shoes, eventually ferrata equipment.