Gran Cir / Grosse Cirspitze Climber's Log

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Modi - Aug 10, 2017 5:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013




rgg - Jan 18, 2017 8:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2016

Via Ferrata, sort of  Sucess!

Some call it a via ferrata, I would call it a secured route, and the secured section is short. A bit of scrambling is required, and holding the steel cable makes it easier (and safer). Some people will want a via ferrata set, but most people won't need it.

Earlier in the day, I climbed Piccolo Cir, and saw lots of people on Gran Cir. It was well in the afternoon by the time I was on Gran Cir myself, and by then it wasn't busy anymore. I was alone on the top, and met just a couple of other groups en route.

Fantastic summit views!


archiloco - Dec 3, 2016 3:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 1986

Normal route  Sucess!

Normal route (ferrata)


SimonPL - Aug 8, 2012 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

Via ferrata  Sucess!

Ascent from Passo Gardena. Via ferrata on the ascent i very easy and short. Before Gran Cir I walked ferrata Cir V - it's a good idea to make these 2 summits during the one trip.


eza - Aug 25, 2011 4:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Normal route from Passo Gardena  Sucess!

I'm not really used to this kind of climb, but nevertheless found Gran Cir a beautiful little peak and enjoyed the route accompanied by Pako, Maribel and Rafa.

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Aug 24, 2011 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Interesting peak  Sucess!

In our week in Dolomites we climbed high mountains as Marmolada or Civetta and this peak was perfect to a day to make a short climb from Paso Gardena to rest a little. The panorama of group Sella was marvelous.


thomasalbrechtsen - Jul 24, 2011 10:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011

normal route (via ferrata)  Sucess!

hiked there from colfosco. climbed it in great conditions with awesome views towards sella, sassolungo, puez and the valleys. my first ferrata ever and it was a nice experience.


Lodewijk - Jul 21, 2011 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011

Normal Route ''Ferrata''  Sucess!

On our resting-day halfway during our climbing week we left the Dolomites for Austria. At the Gardena Pass the police told us the road was closed for 2 hours. So we immediately took off for Gran Cir. Great little tour although you can barely call the normal route a Via Ferrata. Really enjoyed the it though and views were great towards Val Gardena, Sass Rigais, Sassolungo and Sella


fatdad - Sep 19, 2008 4:44 pm

Normal Route (via ferrata)  Sucess!

A honeymoon ascent with my wife in July 2001. I didn't get to do the Piscadiu like I wanted but it was still fun. Pretty easy but wonderful views and summit.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 1, 2008 9:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

Normal route  Sucess!

We also climbed it in 1995. There were some changes in the route since then: A new stretch of steel cable has been added in the upper part, and the marked route has been changed a bit above that. It remains a very worthwhile, not too long climb with excellent views.


archiloco - Nov 4, 2007 10:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 1981

Normal way="ferrata"  Sucess!

From Passo Gardena A short, but nice ferrata


turistoalpinista - Jul 29, 2006 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

Normal way="ferrata"  Sucess!

Great rest way for half day.There were many people.Perfect view to Sella group and Sassolungo.

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Mar 19, 2006 9:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1995

Via ferrata  Sucess!

Ferrata Gran Cir and ferrata Cir V in one half day.


Herb - Jan 4, 2006 5:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2005

Route Climbed: Normal way (Via ferrata) Date Climbed: 17. June 2005  Sucess!

A short, but nice ferrata to get in the right mood... We did it with two friends of us. My girlfriend Irene and I did the harder ferrata on the Cir V directly afterwards and made it to a beautiful round trip collecting two summits.

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Sep 26, 2005 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 1988

normal route (via ferrata)

a short trip in the afternoon after we had climbed Sass Songher in the morning


JanVanGenk - Mar 13, 2005 2:32 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route (via ferrata) Date Climbed: May 25, 2003  Sucess!

This was very tiring day...I did via ferrata Albino Michielli Strobel on Punta Fiames (near Cortina) early in the morning, and Grande Cir was my second summit that day...I was exhausted at the end. Nevertheless, the climb was nice (despite of a short rain shower), I was totally alone with nobody around.

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