Via ferrata Marino Bianchi

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Belluno, Italy, Europe
Route Type:
via ferrata
Time Required:
Half a day

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Via ferrata Marino Bianchi
Created On: Oct 31, 2005
Last Edited On: Oct 31, 2005


From Cortina d'Amepezzo take the road SS48 towards Misurina. After about 6 km you reach a big parking on Capanna Rio Gere (1698 m) just before Passo Tre Croci (1860 m).
From here take a chair-lift to Rifugio Som Forca (2215 m) and later a cabin-lift to Forcella Staunies and Rifugio Lorenzi (2932 m).
The way from parking to Rifugio Lorenzi on foot takes about 4 hours but is really boring and tiring.

Route Description

The climbing route begins at sun-terrace of Rifugio Lorenzi. You should follow the red marks and steel cable. At the begining on the exposed ridge, later passing a saddle. Now we must climb a wall, here are two ladders helping. Higher we find a key-place, on the end of rift. Then follow the ridge to the summit cross.
The middle peak of Cristallo - Cristallo di Mezzo - is 3154 m high.
Climbing from Rifugio Lorenzi to the summit takes about one and a half hours, return about one hour. In high saison and with good waether please reserve more time for "traffic jam".
Caution for falling stones. The route is very dangerous during thunderstrom and under ice-covering!

Essential Gear

Standard via ferrata equipment: climbing harness with ferrata-set (kit), helmet, gloves. Please remember, that almost all the time you are over 3000m, sunglasses, sun- and wind-protection are importatnt, too.

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