Piz da Lech (VF)*** VF3B

Rockfax Description
A short but excellent little via ferrata with enjoyable climbing on good rock. Like many of the routes at its grade, there is excellent climbing to be had on the rock itself whilst the wire, ladders and stemples are well-positioned when this becomes impractical. The ladders themselves are airy and fun and require a bit of force to pull through. The views from the summit are excellent and the descent makes for a pleasant walk. Although this via ferrata is short, its high altitude makes it an unwise choice in mixed weather.
Approach - From Corvara in Badia, park in the main car park below the Bo gondola. Take the gondola, and subsequent Vallon chairlift, to reach the plateau below the route itself.
From the top of the chair, follow a good path slightly right, signed for 'Via Ferrata Piz da Lech'. This leads over scree and bears back left underneath the base of the rock face and to the start of the wire.
VF - The original route began in a small chimney, however this was re-equipped in 2013 and the new route begins just to the side of this. The new cable is taut and well-positioned. Move left over a small ledge and continue up a second chimney. A technical slab leads up to a traverse right, then continue up a series of small gullies to a second traverse. Continue more vertically then exit onto a wide shoulder and follow a good path right then back left to reach two subsequent ladders. The first is straightforward, the second more challenging with a pull through a bulge, but well protected with metal pegs and taut wire.
Continue to exit the wire and follow a vague path which switchbacks up a series of scree banks to reach the summit.
Descent - From the summit, descend path 646 to the east over scree until a short vertical drop. Overcome this with stemples and cable. From here it is possible to head right, following wire to reach the top of the Vallon chairlift, or alternatively continue straight on then move left and descend a ladder. Continue easily to reach the Bo lift station. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
of ascent - 200m of VF. A good introduction to steeper VFs, can be done in half day, but reaching a satisfying summit and a very memorable section up two long ladders

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Hidden - 08/Sep/15

completed VF in just over an hour. Walked on to the summit before descending. Great route and amazing views.
tinkerbelladventures - 05/Sep/15

fuzzysheep01 - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/15 with Adam Butler, Julie Taylor, Fran Ibison, Pierce Ferris

Hidden - Solo - 10/Aug/15

Very nice! Not too hard. Nice view around. Quite popular, but not too much queues.
jussiupn - 04/Aug/15 with Rauno Hakanen, Junde

stev1e.wilso - Solo - 03/Aug/15

Best sunrise ever😍
Jola - 03/Aug/15

An excellent VF for the start of the week to get 'acclimatised' and used to the gear again. Worth the detour on the way back for lunch at the refugio
theclarkes - 21/Jul/15

Hidden - 12/Jul/15

Hidden - 09/Jul/15

timmyhobby - 09/Jul/15

trish1968 - Solo - 09/Jul/15 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jul/15

Dirty Knees - Solo - 09/Jul/15 with Matt Alexander

shelbymcb - Sep/14 with andy, eve29, mike

LittleRob - 16/Aug/14

did this solo as Toni was feeling ill - book stated 3 hours, I was done in 1.5 hours!
doughobbs - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - 28/Jul/14

4th time, great weather, but seemed harder than before!
JulianD - Solo - 18/Jul/14 with Ann

good end to holiday. fun ladders and steep sections. interesting step off the top ladder!
wjcdean - 12/Jul/14 with Adam Bird

Great little VF, did it in 3.5 hours route trip from Corvara, excellent route for a quick morning.
BStar - 12/Jul/14 with Will Dean

Mike-W-99 - 09/Jul/14 with Fiona

In winter conditions! Snowing from half way up onwards. V. glad of ice axe on descent!
Fiona Reid - 09/Jul/14 with Mike

GilesR - Jul/14 with Luca Nardini, Simon Lee

Great day out. Slightly dodgy descent with snow still around.
anaesthetic - 22/Jun/14 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/14

Hidden - 20/Sep/13

Becks87 - Solo - 20/Sep/13 with Powsers

Roger Cruse - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Kris

Hidden - 13/Aug/13

Rich God 3 - 13/Aug/13 with Gwilym

ClareHowes90 - Aug/13

vikx85 - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - 23/Jul/13

Walked up from Passo di Campolongo in the afternoon and had the VF to ourselves. Nice steep pair of ladders provides excitement at the end. Great views from the top. We returned to the Rif Kostner and sat out a thunderstorm. The ridge back down from there has some great rock pinnacles lower down.
brianrunner - AltLd - 21/Jul/13 with martina

Hidden - 31/Jan/13

Hidden - 14/Sep/12

colinthrelfall - 02/Sep/12 with Martin, Stewart, Gordon, Neal, Ian Jeffrey

Hidden - 20/Aug/12

Hidden - 16/Aug/12

zoeimogen - 03/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jul/12

Hidden - 29/Jun/12

LauraChilterns - 15/Sep/11

Tiny cable cars up, then a bit of skree running, a lot of hiking, some scrambling, two pitches and a long decent. More hiking than via ferrata really.
Willbert - 26/Aug/11

Sweet route. Awesome scree descent. Favourite 3b of the week.
Katie86 - 19/Aug/11 with Ellie Aimes

AndrewHeaton - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Amber, Alice, Daniel

daniel heaton - 18/Aug/11 with Dad

ClareSenny - Aug/11 with Andrew Edwards

ed edwards - Aug/11 with Clare Gardiner

liabilityliz - Lead - 20/Jul/11 with Brian Evans

Hidden - 16/Jul/11

Geoffers - 10/Jul/11 with Lauren

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/11

Headjamm - 09/Jul/11 with Geoffers

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/11

Griff87 - Jul/11

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

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jun/11

Griff87 - Jun/11

rch3l - Solo - Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/10

alisonk - Solo - 03/Sep/10

Rampikino - Solo - 25/Aug/10 with Cat

zoeimogen - 16/Aug/10

syv_k - 14/Aug/10

seanyt - Solo - Aug/10

My first Via Ferrata. Much fun!
sarahlizzy - Aug/10 with Zoe, Syv

Hidden - 01/Jul/10

Hidden - 05/Jun/10

mick grim - 2010

descent route from the south face of the Piz da Lech
givemetea - 30/Aug/09 with Robert

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/09

pocketsarah - 17/Jul/09

Dunx - Jul/09

Hidden - 05/Jun/09

PaulHermes - Solo - 20/Sep/08 with Martin VCCC

Hidden - 13/Aug/08

Hidden - 10/Aug/08

Hidden - 08/Aug/08

texuspete - 06/Jul/08

Elsier - Jul/08 with Stuart

guy stabler - 2008

jcj - 2008

Allan Young - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/07 with Steve Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/07

3rd time.
Becky E - 28/Aug/07 with various

JulianD - Solo - 03/Aug/07 with Ann

Hidden - Aug/07

Hidden - 15/Jul/07

Mike Caine - Jul/07 with Dave Nugent, Blackler Bros, Martin

edmund94 - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/07

Graham Iles - 09/Sep/06 with Jo

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

JulianD - 31/Jul/06 with Ann

Stuart Macfarlane - 19/Jul/06 with Anne-Marie

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/06

Started to rain on the descent but we thought we'd be down before we got too wet - how rong were we, we were utterly sodden by the time we got back to the hotel!
Toerag - 07/Jul/05 with Alison Brooks, Matt Brooks, Samantha Woolcombe

trincee - Jul/05

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/05

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - Aug/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/04

2nd time.
Becky E - Jul/04 with various

1st time.
Becky E - Jul/03 with various

IggyLiz - Sep/02 with Chris

Chris the Tall - 26/Aug/02 with Liz

Big Lee - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/02

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