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

embob 18/Jun/15 Solo dnf

Did not start more like! Cable and pins have been removed.

with Alex, Pa
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Solo
LauraChilterns 23/Sep/14 -

Outstanding VF. Great exposure and fun vertical climbing in the top section.

purplemushroom 23/Sep/14 -
centurion05 10/Sep/14 -
with Yvonne
Charlie Eperon 07/Sep/14 -
Giles Eperon 07/Sep/14 -
with Charlie Wilson, Alex Eperon, felicity eperon
Alex Eperon 07/Sep/14 -
Marti999 04/Sep/14 -
with Debbie
eve29 ?/Sep/14 -
with Shelley
shelbymcb ?/Sep/14 -
with andy, eve29, mike
kirky_p 31/Aug/14 -
Hidden 31/Jul/14 -
Hidden 11/Jul/14 -
Trevers 09/Jul/14 -

Hauled on cables all the way

wjcdean 09/Jul/14 -

Final sections were really good fun. Exposed traverses and a long(ish) steep corner to finish. Excellent protection

BStar 09/Jul/14 -

Not too tricky although there were some quite pumpy pull ups on the cable.

Phil Anderson ??/2014 -

Such a shame to hear this is no more.

IamAJMiller 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S

A perfect VF, some great sections and the exposure was brilliant. One of the best I've been on!

with rch3l
vikx85 26/Jul/13 -
jhobbs 02/Jul/13 -
Harvdog 02/Jul/13 -
simonvm ?/Jul/13 -
Hidden 19/Jun/13 AltLd
Ade7 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Sam C
Gary A S 02/Jun/13 -
Hidden 27/Dec/12 Solo
Pompey 28/Sep/12 -
with JP
JonnoP 28/Sep/12 -
Hidden 06/Sep/12 -
chri55ie 06/Sep/12 -
mike_hough_uk 06/Sep/12 -

Part of a massive snake of people inching up the route!

Monkey_Alan 06/Sep/12 -
with Collett's Mountain Holidays
zoeimogen 10/Aug/12 -
JamesRich 26/Jul/12 -
with Karen Rich, Howard Rich, Paul Rich
Hidden 19/Jul/12 -
Mike-W-99 13/Jul/12 -

After heavy rain so no style points for ascent!

with Fiona
Fiona Reid 13/Jul/12 -

A bit slippery thanks to the morning downpour but well worth it for the delicious strudel at the Stevia Hutte.

with Mike
Fiskavaig 07/Jul/12 Solo

Steep! our first of the week! a really good VF

with Steve Bridg, Paul R
noteviljoe 22/Jun/12 -
Neil Metcalfe101 05/Jun/12 -
with Andy Beal, Lesley Beal, Loraine Rowan, Andy Odger
Chuck 12/Sep/11 -
with Carrie Craig
Ellie79 21/Aug/11 -
with Andy Odger, Miles Doughty, Katie H
Hidden 06/Aug/11 -
sarahlizzy 31/Jul/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.

with Syv
Mike-W-99 13/Jul/11 -

Good well protected route. Finishes near an excellent hut with home baking and fresh milk.

with Fiona
Hidden 13/Jul/11 -
Fiona Reid 13/Jul/11 -

Very nice, nothing too hard. The Stevia Hut does very nice cake!

with Mike
Geoffers 09/Jul/11 -
with Lauren
Headjamm 09/Jul/11 -
with Geoffers
Griff87 ?/Jul/11 -
syv_k ?/Jul/11 -
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Solo
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 -
Griff87 ?/Jun/11 -
rch3l ?/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 09/Sep/10 -
Dave Foster ?/Sep/10 -
with Laura, Elena, Ross, Sandra
Hidden ?/Sep/10 -
jubolo 14/Jul/10 -
with batts, craig
yelotango ?/Jul/10 Solo
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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