pgoonghang wrote:My partner and I have done some easier trad and canyoneering routes. I've done all of the leading, and we've done things like Cat in the Hat (5.6), Cathedral Peak, (easy 5.6), North Ridge of Mount Conness (4th class), some 5.6ish lover's leap routes (Pop Bottle, Deception, Bear's Reach) and others in the same range of difficulty. We've also done "America's only Via Ferrata", or Angel's Landing in Zion.
I'd say that if you've led the trad routes above, then you should find almost all Dolomite ferratas well within your range. Gangolf is right that because the ferratas are in the alpine terrain there are "easy" sections of walking on exposed, scree-covered ledges that require care, and these may actually be the more dangerous sections. But anybody who has done technical multi-pitch rock climbing in an alpine environment should also be used to that.
As a climber you'll be tempted to avoid touching the metal and use rock handholds. This is indeed rewarding. But make no mistake, any kind of fall on a via ferrata would be catastrophic due to the forces involved. When in doubt, "aid" up by pulling on the cable and using all available metal stemples, etc.
I recommend the "Tridentina" ferrata, at the Groednerjoch (Pass) above Wolkenstein if you are in the western Dolomites (go early or late to avoid a crowd). Near Cortina I quite enjoyed the Col Rosa ferrata, whose trail starts at the campground on the north side of town. That is a great one to do early in the morning, here is the view: