Sandro Pertini *** VF4B
[Climber heading up Sandro Pertini, 2 kb]THIS VIA FERRATA IS NOW CLOSED - THE WIRE AND STEMPLES HAVE BEEN REMOVED. For more information see:

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

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This climb is in 61 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Did not start more like! Cable and pins have been removed.
embob - Solo dnf - 18/Jun/15 with Alex, Pa

Outstanding VF. Great exposure and fun vertical climbing in the top section.
LauraChilterns - 23/Sep/14

purplemushroom - 23/Sep/14 with Ben Wetherill

centurion05 - 10/Sep/14

Giles Eperon - 07/Sep/14 with Charlie Wilson, Alex Eperon, felicity eperon

Marti999 - 04/Sep/14 with Debbie

shelbymcb - Sep/14 with andy, eve29, mike

kirky_p - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - 31/Jul/14

Hidden - 11/Jul/14

Final sections were really good fun. Exposed traverses and a long(ish) steep corner to finish. Excellent protection
wjcdean - 09/Jul/14 with Adam Bird, Trevers

Not too tricky although there were some quite pumpy pull ups on the cable.
BStar - 09/Jul/14 with Trevers, Will Dean

Hauled on cables all the way
Trevers - 09/Jul/14 with BStar, wjcdean

A perfect VF, some great sections and the exposure was brilliant. One of the best I've been on!
IamAJMiller - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/13 with rch3l

vikx85 - 26/Jul/13

jhobbs - 02/Jul/13 with Richard Harvey

Harvdog - 02/Jul/13 with John Hobbs

Hidden - Jul/13

Ade7 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Sam C

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/13

Gary A S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 27/Dec/12

Pompey - 28/Sep/12 with JP

JonnoP - 28/Sep/12 with Caroline Larkman

Hidden - 06/Sep/12

Monkey_Alan - 06/Sep/12 with Collett's Mountain Holidays

Part of a massive snake of people inching up the route!
mike_hough_uk - 06/Sep/12 with chri55ie

chri55ie - 06/Sep/12 with Mike Hough

zoeimogen - 10/Aug/12

JamesRich - 26/Jul/12 with Karen Rich, Howard Rich, Paul Rich

Hidden - 19/Jul/12

After heavy rain so no style points for ascent!
Mike-W-99 - 13/Jul/12 with Fiona

A bit slippery thanks to the morning downpour but well worth it for the delicious strudel at the Stevia Hutte.
Fiona Reid - 13/Jul/12 with Mike

Steep! our first of the week! a really good VF
Fiskavaig - Solo - 07/Jul/12 with Steve Bridg, Paul R

noteviljoe - 22/Jun/12

Neil Metcalfe101 - 05/Jun/12 with Andy Beal, Lesley Beal, Loraine Rowan, Andy Odger

Ellie79 - 21/Aug/11 with Andy Odger, Miles Doughty, Katie H

Hidden - 06/Aug/11

Fun route. Very exposed but the climbing is on good holds and the protection is modern and well done. Amazing views to be had. Unlike some VFs, this has no "muppet filter" at the start - it doesn't earn its grade until towards the end, with an excellent steep bridging pitch. Very busy when we did it.
sarahlizzy - 31/Jul/11 with Syv

Good well protected route. Finishes near an excellent hut with home baking and fresh milk.
Mike-W-99 - 13/Jul/11 with Fiona

Very nice, nothing too hard. The Stevia Hut does very nice cake!
Fiona Reid - 13/Jul/11 with Mike

Hidden - 13/Jul/11

Geoffers - 09/Jul/11 with Lauren

Headjamm - 09/Jul/11 with Geoffers

Griff87 - Jul/11

syv_k - Jul/11 with sarahlizzy

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11

Hidden - 18/Jun/11

Griff87 - Jun/11

rch3l - Solo - Mar/11

Hidden - 09/Sep/10

Dave Foster - Sep/10 with Laura, Elena, Ross, Sandra

jubolo - 14/Jul/10 with batts, craig

Hidden - 02/Jul/10

Hidden - 22/Jun/10

Hidden - 13/Jun/10

AxelF - Jun/10 with Jeff Ashton

Hidden - 01/Aug/09

Hidden - 01/Aug/09

beardy mike - 2007 with Many

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