By the Via Ferrata Lipella - A fantastic day climbing one of the best Via ferrata in the Dolomites and therefore in the world. Arrived exhausted on the summit to be rewarded with a fantastic (and slightly worrying) view of storm clouds brewing over the rest of the Tofana massif. Running full tilt down the screes to beat the storm concluded a perfect day on the hill.
Ferrata Giovanni Lipella, very nice route, wonderful mountain. This summit wasn´t "free of charge". Whole route was covered by ice and it wasn´t easy.
Via ferrata Lipella
Start from the refugio Fanzarego to the path under the castelletto. Great long ferrata. Even in summer I there was some ice on the rocks.
Second attempt on this mountain. First was one day before via Lipella ferrata, but we had to give up because of bad weather. Second was more successful. Quite easy and nice.
There isn't much to say about this route. Probably the best you can do in the Dolomites. I've been very lucky, it was a fantastic summer day and there wasn't much people ( strange because august is high season ). There are books that rate this ferrata difficult or even very difficult, but actually it was long but easier then I tought, I think Vid rated it well ( medium-hard ).
Start from the parking(about 1800m) under passo Falzarego. So we had longer way than from rif. Dibona. Great long ferrata with some perfect sections (tunnel through Castelleto or final steep part).
It seems really a bad day looking above our heads.
It has been foggy during all the ascent but ... the sky turned blue for only 10min ... and we were there.
Impressive descent, expecially at the beginning.
It was my first 3000m summit. :-)
I reached the summit with Agata, Asia, Martuska and Michal. We saw only clouds...
It was my first climbing over 3000m.
My first Via Ferrata - very nice :)
Wonderful round-trip starting from Rif. Dibona, using the Via ferrata Lipella on the west face, which is a rather long and on the second half (in the "amphitheater") quite demanding ferrata, bringing you a huge variety of impressions (nice views to marmolada, long tunnel / "galleria", where you need a head torch, easy and steep sections...).
During the descent (normal way) take a brake in the Rif. Giussani. Running down the scree is bringing you lots of fun after a beer and a schnapps... ;-))
Great mountain, did this while on vacation in the area. Would love to come back and hike some of the other great 3000ers.
Long climb! You get everything - complete darkness (World War I tunnel, it's long), nice but not really terrifying exposure, loose rock, ice/snow below the summit (be careful). Usually very crowded, but luckily I did not need to queue. Fantastic view from the top!
Fantastic exposure,very loose in places though and make sure you have a torch for the Tunnel/Chimney at the beginning,took around 5 hours of climbing but only took 30 min to run down scree back to car,brilliant day!
I went twice on Tofana di Rozes, once on the normal way the other on Ferrata Lipella. In a way or in another it is a wonderful mountain
very impressive day on one of the classical via ferrata of the Dolomites. We reached the end of the cables some minutes before a snow shower. Snow or ice at this very exposed ferrata isn't funny and can be dangerous.