The route from Falzarego (2,117m) is a racket using the paths #441 and #422. I write the route according with the normal orientation taking the first signal to summit descending across the other part of the ellipse but I saw a few of mountaineer walking from the other side. It's difficult to choose that's better for climb because the two routes have the same difficulty. Both have some sections of easy scramble (a little exposed).
Time: around 1h+1h
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Signal Path Scramble col East
In the parking you take the path #441 signalling Nuvolau and Averau's refuges. The good path has a nice approach to North face of our round peak viewing the sharp Averau in left side. Near of the big wall NW of Crda Negra you see the signal to right indicating #422 Croda Negra. It's the momento to leave the other path turning to walk in direction to the west face of our peak. The path is a little confuse among the stones and the scree but it goes to some small terraces using the hands to reach the wide upper part. It's very easy now to walk the big shoulder of the mountain following the cairns (the paint is not visible in some places) to reach the summit. You must be careful with fog because the right side has a cut in the ridge.
For the descent you see near of the summit the confluence of marks of paint and you follow to right side (left if you come to the summit) descending across a path with some of scree reaching a exposed small terrace. You walk over a plain rock (dangerous with rain) turning to a exposed path in the hillside. In a point you must use the hands to descent across a easy chimney but the rest is a nice walk to reach a col at East of the peak. From the col you can see a nice view of Civetta and the road of Passo Giau. You turn to left descending to the small valley between Croda Negra and Averau reaching the crosspath with the signals to right side of continuation to refuges Averau and Nuvolau. For the return the path is evident with good signals of paint crossing the signal of first deviation to summit and reaching finally the Passo Falzarego.
Nothing special in summer.
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