Kleine Cir Klettersteig

My wife, Karen a little under the summit of Kleine Cirspitze/Piccolo Cir on her way down the upper part of the Klettersteig/ferrata.

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Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Feb 27, 2009 7:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great picture

Yes, this is what a Klettersteig/ferrata is, a route prepared with a fixed steel wire, that you clip unto with a couple of carabiners on short rope ends. It began in the Dolomites where there now is a great number, and is spreading out all over the Alps. The wire only goes over the difficult/exposed areas. This one is pretty short since it is a rather small mountain, but not quite easy (the pitch in the photo is one of the easiest). Ferratas are found in all difficulties (from "ideal for children" to very smooth rock, long overhanging stretches) and length (more than 1000 meter/3000 ft.). There are special guides about this form of climbing. Environmentally I don't know what they could have against it, you cannot possibly see the wire from the foot of the mountain, so they interfere less than a Gipfelkreuz/summit cross, to say nothing of ski lifts and the like.
Ejnar

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