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South Face Ferrata

Page Type: Route

Location: Karavanke/Karawanken, Austria/Slovenia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.49630°N / 14.78240°E

Object Title: South Face Ferrata

Route Type: Via Ferrata

Season: Summer, Fall

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Easy ferrata

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Vid Pogachnik

Created/Edited: Oct 2, 2005 / Mar 3, 2006

Object ID: 166958

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Approach

You start the route at Dom na Peci, 1665m. From there you follow the marked path over the slopes of Mala Peca until you reach a grassy saddle between Mala Peca and the main massif. On the upper part of the meadow the two routes divide (the easy normal ascent goes left). On the sign you can read: 'Zelo zahtevna pot', which would mean 'very hard trail'. Don't get frightened. It's for mass tourism, otherwise the ferrata is quite easy.

Route Description

From the signpost you go left, where the good ex hunters path brings you below the south face of the fighest summit. Soon we enter the rocks. The ferrata is in good conditions, the exposure is not harmin your psyche, and only a few parts are medium hard to climb. The route winds towards right. Because the south face here is made of several rocky towers, the route goes usually up between two towers, then crosses around the tower and ascends another one. After some 200 meters of ascent we reach the top of a nice panoramic rock, where difficulties end. From there on, we only cross slopes up to the summit plateau and left to the highest point. 1h 30min from the hut.

We descend by the eastern path, which is easy and no description is needed.

Essential Gear

Good shoes, for experienced hikers protecting is not needed.

Miscellaneous Info

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Images

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