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Northern Ridge - Scala 'e Pradu

Northern Ridge - Scala 'e Pradu

Northern Ridge - Scala \'e Pradu

Page Type: Route

Location: Sardinia / Sardegna, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 40.24270°N / 9.43160°E

Object Title: Northern Ridge - Scala 'e Pradu

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-Up

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Page By: Gangolf Haub

Created/Edited: Jun 24, 2004 / Jun 25, 2004

Object ID: 161324

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From Oliena follow the signs towards Monte Maccione. The road winds through Oliena before climbing steeply towards Supramonte. At the restaurant "Monte Maccione" - which can be used as a base for climbing Punta Carabidda and Punta Ortu Camminu - look for a parking place for your car.

Route Description

Monte Corrasi photo_id=93587

Altitude Gain: 900m
Duration: 3h 30min
Difficulty: Hike and Scramble
Trailhead: Restaurant "Monte Maccione"

The first part of the normal ascent is a hike along a rarely frequented forest road. It starts from the trailhead at restaurant Monte Maccione and follows the road for some 500m. Here a path to the left of the road makes for a shorter ascent but finally joins the road again after 3km. Follow the road to its end at Scala 'e Pradu. It winds through beautiful meadows with beautiful old oaks.

At Scala'e Pradu turn right on a marked trail which heads along above the towers of the Monte Corrasi west face. It soon turns east and then winds steeply towards the summit, always keeping on the eastern side of the ridge. The final ascent runs along a east westerly direction.

You can combine this route with the one along Monte Corrasi's southern ridge. Do the loop by ascending from the north and descending towards the south. Orientation on the southern ascent is very difficult.

Essential Gear

Hiking gear is sufficient. If you think of combining this route with the route along the southern ridge bring a compass and/or a GPS (if you have one).


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