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The Oskar-Schuster Ferrata

The Oskar-Schuster Ferrata

The Oskar-Schuster Ferrata

Page Type: Route

Location: Dolomites, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.51470°N / 11.71690°E

Object Title: The Oskar-Schuster Ferrata

Route Type: Scramble - Rock climb

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: EE (Expert excursionists)

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Page By: BigLee

Created/Edited: Apr 19, 2005 / Dec 6, 2007

Object ID: 164682

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Starting point: Passo Sella Refuge, 2.153 m
Point of support: Vicenza Refuge/Sassolungo, 2.252 m
Difference in height: ascent: about 700 m, descent: about 1.200 m


descent: Fork of Sassolungo-Vicenza Refuge/Sassolungo, about 45 minutes
ascent: Sasso Piatto-Sasso Piatto Refuge-Passo Sella Refuge, about 2 ½ hours
descent: Sasso Piatto-Sasso Piatto Refuge-Passo Sella Refuge, about 3 hours
climbing tour: about 1 ½ - 2 hours

danger of ice and falling rocks

On the approach to...

Route Description

By cablecar from the Passo Sella Refuge, 2.183 m, to the Fork of Sassolungo, 2.679 m. Go down following the path nr. 525 until the Deep Valley of Sassolungo and Vicenza Refuge/Sassolungo, 2.252 m. If the weather conditions are not good, ask at the refuge for further information. From the refuge ascend across the Deep Valley of Sasso Piatto at the beginning of the climb. Attention! There are often snow-covered tracts! Now follow the signs through the nord side of the Sasso Piatto, along narrow rubble until the top of the Sasso Piatto, 2.964 m.

Along the path descend towards Sasso Piatto Refuge, nearby Giogo di Fassa, 2.297 m. From this point you can follow the easy path Federico Augusto until Passo Sella Refuge, 2.183 m.

in the upper part of the...

Essential Gear

The south-west side of Sasso Piatto is a well-known ski-slope in spring and the only top of the Sassolungo group, which can be reached by normal walkers.

In O. Schuster route