|THIS VIA FERRATA IS NOW CLOSED - THE WIRE AND STEMPLES HAVE BEEN REMOVED. For more information see: http://altoadige.gelocal.it/bolzano/cronaca/2014/10/05/news/selva-scompare-la-ferrata-pertini-1.10061466 |
Approach: Start at the car park next to cafe La Ciajota, at the W end of the Vallunga valley, just E of Selva in Val Gardena [1700m alt.]. From the car park, follow a gravelly track into the Vallunga pastures, bearing L at the first fork up through the pine woods. After about 20 minutes, turn L of the track beside a small cairn, and follow the path up through the trees to the foot of the cliffs. On your right is the cableway used by the Rifugio Stevia.
Route: Start at the foot of the rocky rib on the L. Scramble up a few metres to the start of the cable, then follow the steep rib on good rock with polished holds, followed by a short steep section on rungs, then a ladder. A comfortable grassy ledge leads L to the next section, where after a few very exposed moves the angle eases and a wooded slope is reached [1 h]. Walk easily past a dead pine to the next steep rocks, and after about 10 mins follow the cable L then back R in a steep and exposed position. After a short ladder bridge, climb a short wall and move up and L towards a steep corner. Climb the corner then a ladder to a ledge with a logbook. Finish to the L and exit onto grassy meadows [2 1/2h]. An obvious path leads to the Rifugio Stevia [2312m].
Descent:Follow path 17 [signposted to Selva] the after 20 mins branch L along path 17A and follow this steeply down zigzags through the forest. At a crossroads go L [this is path 26 but signs are not obvious] and contour round below steep cliffs until the car park can be glimpsed to the R. Turn R at a rock painted "Bar" and return to the car park.
Map: Tabacco 07 (1:25000) Alta Badia-Arabba-Marmolada