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Dolomiti, Italy, Europe
Route Type:
medium rock climb, secured
Time Required:
Most of a day

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Created On: Aug 18, 2001
Last Edited On: Aug 18, 2001


Start at Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi (2626m) (like normal route).
This place is accessible via the lift from Fedeia lake or a walk of 2 hours from there.

Alternatively you can start from Alba via the Rifugio Contrin and join the described route later.

Route Description

Use trail 606 to the west down to about 2460m and then climb up to the "Via Ferrata". The climb is completely secured by a fixed rope. The last piece is an easy climb over a snow ridge.

Essential Gear

Take gear for the fixed ropes.
Descent via normal route needs crampons, ice axe and rope.
Beware of thunderstorms because the rock is slightly metallic. (sorry-didn't know a better word to describe this)

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Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Aug 7, 2004 6:14 am - Voted 7/10

Route Comment

Perhaps a few more word should be useful for this route:

- After you descend down from down from Pian dei Fiacconi (2626m) to about 2460m, you reach the glacier below Forcella della Marmolada. It has no crevasses and is not steep. So you don't need crampons (in normal conditions), because below the Forcella ferrata already starts.

- For the ferrata you need the usual equipment. There's a lot of traffic and on some places stones are falling. Also the ferrata is exposed on some places.

- There's some 400-450m of ferrata and the last 50-100m of snow ridge.


dmiki - Sep 4, 2005 12:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Route Comment

If I'm not mistaken there are crevasses on this glacier as well, on the right hand side. We needed to use crampons at the beginning of September - I would recommend bringing them with you.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Sep 4, 2005 3:15 pm - Voted 7/10

Route Comment

You're right, dmiki! Now it's about time that the maintainer of this page puts this into the main description.


sich - Oct 2, 2006 12:13 pm - Voted 6/10

Re: Route Comment

Just to confirm dmiki's words.

You need a crampons for that little glacier. I have been there in the end of september and the glacier was almost melted, but you still couldn't pass it without the crampons.

And it would be good that the maintainer of this page adds also an alternative names of this ferrata. Hanns-Seiffert-Weg ferrata is same as via ferrata Cresta Ovest, as via ferrata della Marmolada.


RenatoG - Jun 8, 2009 5:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Seiffert weg? Never Heard this name!

I climb and hike in Val di Fassa since 25 years. I climbed Punta Penia by this via ferrata when I was still a teen, but... I never heard the name Hanns-Seiffert-Weg before!

The correct name is Via Ferrata Cresta Ovest (West ridge), Westgrat-Klettersteig for german speaking people, but Hanns-Seiffert-Weg... Never heard!

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