Piz da Cir V/Tcheirspitze V (VF)** VF2A

Rockfax Description
A short but interesting via ferrata that is ideal for those looking for a half day out or to try a via ferrata for the first time. Despite being relatively short in via ferrata terms, because it departs from the top of the Gardena Pass it still reaches an impressive height of 2500m. This gives you spectacular views into the Val de Chedul, across to the Sella and of the impressive nearby Sassolungo group. The ease of access contributes to the route's popularity and it can get quite busy in peak season. The summit is very small and it is often worth taking a long sling if the cable is particularly crowded. The rock quality is excellent and provides interesting climbing at a consistent level. The route can be combined with the nearby Gran Cir if you want a longer day (though from a climber's perspective Piz da Cir is far superior).
Approach - The car park is situated right at the top of the Gardena Pass, fairly equidistant between Corvara and Selva. When approaching from Corvara, park on the right (overflow car park on the left) just past Hotel Cir. In peak season the parking can get very busy and it may be necessary to park lower down the pass and walk up. There is a fee for parking.
From the car park the easiest line of ascent follows the large access track leading out from behind Hotel Cir. The access track leads all the way up to the top of the Dantercepies gondola which comes up out of Selva. It is also possible to follow any number of smaller and more direct paths which lead underneath the chairlift to the Dantercepies gondola station. The gondola runs during peak season (check dates at the tourist office) and can provide an easy means of access (albeit not a cheap one) if you're staying in Selva. Most parties gear up for the via ferrata below the station, over a coffee at the cafe if you so wish! From here a grassy rib leads up behind the large radio mast towards the rock face. Follow the eroded path following red paint on the rocks. As you get towards the top of the grass rib, the path branches off left and heads towards a loose looking gully. It is easy to go too far here which brings you to the via ferrata descent route, so keep an eye out for the red circles on the rock which mark the correct way. Ascend the gully to its conclusion where a brief scramble up right leads to a ladder and the start of the via ferrata.
VF - Climb the ladder and follow the wire for some 80m with pleasant climbing on good rock. The wire ends at a small plateau below the summit with excellent views. Continue up easily to reach the final 10m section of wire above a small saddle directly below the small summit. Follow this to the top, watching out for people descending the wire.
Descent - Down climb the last brief section of wire to return to the saddle. From here another section of easy wire leads left down to a saddle and the large gully below. Follow the very loose gully back down to the base of the route, taking care not to dislodge any rocks onto parties below. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Very popular as an introductory VF. 100m of VF leadind directly to summit at 2520m. Approach takes about 30 mins, the descent not much longer

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Our 2nd choice, as the first VF had been removed. Was a bit cloudy, but fun.
David Walker - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/15 with Maria

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/15

alan.rodger - Solo - 22/Aug/15

yelotango - Jul/15

timmyhobby - 28/Jun/15

purplemushroom - 25/Sep/14 with Ben Wetherill

shelbymcb - Sep/14 with mike

sporty little vf, good fun and quick walk in
maxsmith - 13/Aug/14

Second time this ferrata. It's still very nice. Now lots of people and big queue
jussiupn - 16/Jul/14 with Paavo Kuosmanen, Panu Markkanen, Rauno Hakanen, Junde

Nice little introduction
katiep - 11/Jul/14 with Callan

In the snow
vix - 09/Jul/14 with Lorna

Good wet weather option. Short but entertaining.
Mike-W-99 - 08/Jul/14 with Fiona

Good value for the grade. Quite fun, probably has quite good views from the top too but we did this in the cloud/rain!
Fiona Reid - 08/Jul/14 with Mike

First VF, attempted on a rainy day with much thunder. Turned back. Two days later came back and completed.
GilesR - Jul/14 with Luca Nardini, Simon Lee

anaesthetic - 25/Jun/14 with Dave

NickyC - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Zain Karim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14

Christian_S85 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/14

A short VF. Annie's first and much enjoyed.
chris skipton - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with annie

pimpy - 01/Sep/13

bullybones - 09/Aug/13

Cheese Monkey - 05/Aug/13 with Ian M

Ian Miller - 05/Aug/13 with Ben Darby

Hidden - 26/Jul/13

vikx85 - 22/Jul/13

popped up in the evening after arriving in the dolomites and pitching the tent at corvara. Recommended short scramble!
brianrunner - Solo - 19/Jul/13 with martina

Hidden - Jul/13

Fentonio - 30/Jun/13 with Torben Fogh, Ben Brady

Very nice short ferrata with easy access. This time it was snowing
jussiupn - 29/Jun/13 with Junde

Hidden - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - 09/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo dnf - 20/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo - 12/Sep/12

lucyh - 02/Sep/12

Monkey_Alan - 01/Sep/12 with Simon Blanchflower

Hidden - 13/Aug/12

Hidden - 30/Jul/12

Hidden - 02/Jul/12

Neil Metcalfe101 - 08/Jun/12 with Andy Beal, Lesley Beal, Loraine Rowan, Andy Odger

Clee - 12/Sep/11 with Anna, Tom

markriddington - 11/Sep/11 with Beth Bennett

alexpattillo - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Rachel Roberts

Headjamm - 09/Jul/11 with Geoffers

Geoffers - 07/Jul/11 with Lauren

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/11

Hidden - 13/Jun/11

Beginner vf for guests, done about 100 times
rch3l - Solo - May/11

Griff87 - 2011

Hidden - 06/Sep/10

Good fun and well equipped.
Rampikino - Solo - 21/Aug/10 with Cat

syv_k - 16/Aug/10

zoeimogen - 14/Aug/10

Quick and easy but with some exposure and nice views. Busy!
sarahlizzy - Aug/10 with Zoe, Syv

Hidden - 11/Jun/10

sam coward - 14/Aug/09 with Helen

Dunx - Jul/09

Hidden - 25/May/09

Hidden - 09/Aug/08

Hidden - 04/Aug/08

guy stabler - 2008

jcj - 2008

Allan Young - Solo O/S - 11/Sep/07 with Steve Graham

Hidden - Aug/07

Hidden - 11/Jul/07

IggyLiz - 28/Sep/06 with Chris, Alan, Alice, Daz & India

Chris the Tall - 28/Aug/06 with Liz and assorted minions

JulianD - 30/Jul/06 with Ann

trincee - Jul/05

Hidden - Jun/04

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - Jul/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/02

Liz's first VF
Chris the Tall - 10/Sep/01 with Liz

IggyLiz - 10/Sep/01 with Chris

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