350m.

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 Boé 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 Boé 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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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Tree-normas 23 Sep -
Dilwat 19 Sep -
with SurferStan, Pete, Tony P
with SurferStan, Pete, Tony P
Claireybloomers 12 Sep -
simonsclimbing 11 Sep -
james.slater 11 Sep - Incredible trip to a brilliant summit. 1h20 on the wire, amazing sunny day.
Incredible trip to a brilliant summit. 1h20 on the wire, amazing sunny day.
Hidden 28 Aug -
JayAsh 26 Jul -
with Maciej
with Maciej
Alessandro Tentori 18 Jul Solo
simonvm 18 Jul -
with hannah, Jonathan
with hannah, Jonathan
chrissloan84 11 Jul -
jennym32 11 Jul -
trish1968 27 Jun Solo
Hidden 27 Jun Solo
mikecollins 28 Jul, 2018 - Early start, with Joey & Joe.
Early start, with Joey & Joe.
Lauradavies23 28 Jul, 2018 -
Hidden 24 Jul, 2018 Solo
Hidden 11 Jul, 2018 -
Martyn Nicholson 11 Jul, 2018 Solo
alaster tonge 9 Jul, 2018 -
grayscottage 30 Jun, 2018 -
with Teresa Broadhurst, andrea watson, Mike Broadhurst
with Teresa Broadhurst, andrea watson, Mike Broadhurst
Lady Vee 24 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Nice easy route. Soloed half as seemed a bit over protected and was more tiring having to clip in and out. Steep descent path and went wrong, landing myself on a crumbling gully to a steep drop. Quickly climbed back up onto the right path across the snow gully.
Nice easy route. Soloed half as seemed a bit over protected and was more tiring having to clip in and out. Steep descent path and went wrong, landing myself on a crumbling gully to a steep drop. Quickly climbed back up onto the right path across the snow gully.
adam6509 19 Jun, 2018 Solo
Matt88 19 Jun, 2018 -
tdudley 19 Jun, 2018 Solo
Matthew Edwards 19 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S Pleasant route, and great view
with Alex Battery, Josh, Matt88, adam6509, sarahw189, tdudley
Pleasant route, and great view
with Alex Battery, Josh, Matt88, adam6509, sarahw189, tdudley
dpiddock 11 Sep, 2017 Solo O/S Great route. Low visibility. Very wet. Met two groups down climbing due to "navigation errors".
Great route. Low visibility. Very wet. Met two groups down climbing due to "navigation errors".
David Walker 11 Sep, 2017 Solo O/S
MariaT 11 Sep, 2017 Solo O/S In thick cloud with damp rock
In thick cloud with damp rock
Hidden 10 Sep, 2017 Solo O/S
alastairbegley 27 Aug, 2017 -
gingerbex 27 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
jon_gill1 22 Aug, 2017 -
with Ian Stokes, chris Lyness, jigi
with Ian Stokes, chris Lyness, jigi
Hidden 21 Aug, 2017 -
Bezz 21 Aug, 2017 -
rossunitt 13 Aug, 2017 -
LittleJoRocks 1 Aug, 2017 2nd
with Theeni
with Theeni
Theeni 1 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S 1:20 on the wire. Saw someone have issues with the exposure of the top of the second ladder but other than that straightforward.
1:20 on the wire. Saw someone have issues with the exposure of the top of the second ladder but other than that straightforward.
zoe.louise94 ?Aug, 2017 -
with zetamgr
with zetamgr
zetamgr ?Aug, 2017 -
SophieYasmin ?Aug, 2017 -
with Z Roberts, zetamgr
with Z Roberts, zetamgr
mikecollins 29 Jul, 2017 -
Lauradavies23 29 Jul, 2017 -
Hidden 28 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Andyjharper 21 Jul, 2017 Solo
with Iza
with Iza
leeds_belle 13 Jul, 2017 -
LucaDF 8 Jul, 2017 -
with Alives
with Alives
dorman 8 Jun, 2017 -
with Emily
with Emily
Charlie680 30 Dec, 2016 - With no snow still in late December, a winter ascent of Piz da Lech could be completed without the need of crampons or axe. There was packed out snow in the gullys on descent that required poons.
with Sam Beaumont
With no snow still in late December, a winter ascent of Piz da Lech could be completed without the need of crampons or axe. There was packed out snow in the gullys on descent that required poons.
with Sam Beaumont
Oujmik 23 Sep, 2016 - Nice route. Some steep moves but broken up by easier ground. Great views.
with Jyoti
Nice route. Some steep moves but broken up by easier ground. Great views.
with Jyoti
joeydurkin 8 Sep, 2016 -
with Jen
with Jen
JulianD 8 Sep, 2016 Solo
with Paul B, David H
with Paul B, David H
davelongbottom 1 Sep, 2016 -
Tmgreenfield ?Sep, 2016 -
with Katherine, Laurie, Jenny
with Katherine, Laurie, Jenny
AndreaPeintner 25 Aug, 2016 -
mollymcleod 25 Aug, 2016 - Perfect day
with Ekaterina, AndreaPeintner
Perfect day
with Ekaterina, AndreaPeintner
loungerr 24 Aug, 2016 - Relaxed half-day outing with spectacular views
Relaxed half-day outing with spectacular views
Win-yei 17 Aug, 2016 -
Rob Morgan 17 Aug, 2016 - First ever VF, fantastic route!
with Win-yei
First ever VF, fantastic route!
with Win-yei
tobyk 14 Aug, 2016 -
with Emma Knights
with Emma Knights
Hidden 7 Aug, 2016 Solo
Hidden 7 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Aug, 2016 -
Hidden 26 Jul, 2016 -
JulianD 23 Jul, 2016 - 5th time!! Coming to be an essential visit each time
with Ann
5th time!! Coming to be an essential visit each time
with Ann
rgd1977 21 Jul, 2016 -
Hidden 16 Jul, 2016 Lead
Ricki 11 Jul, 2016 -
Celia Watson 10 Jul, 2016 -
Hidden 10 Jul, 2016 -
dhavenhand 10 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
RobScarisbrick 7 Jul, 2016 Solo Haha, downclimbed hand over hand down the cables
with cdpuk
Haha, downclimbed hand over hand down the cables
with cdpuk
cdpuk 7 Jul, 2016 Solo Accidentally descended this after climbing a route. Probably quicker than taking the path!
Accidentally descended this after climbing a route. Probably quicker than taking the path!
Hidden 1 Jul, 2016 -
Hidden 29 Jun, 2016 Lead
Claire Molloy 29 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with NoelleG, Jim Molloy
with NoelleG, Jim Molloy
JohnH1977 ?Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S
ophillips 4 Sep, 2015 -
bummingham 10 Aug, 2015 Solo
fuzzysheep01 10 Aug, 2015 Solo O/S
with bummingham, Julie Taylor, Fran Ibison, Pierce Ferris
with bummingham, Julie Taylor, Fran Ibison, Pierce Ferris
jussiupn 4 Aug, 2015 - Very nice! Not too hard. Nice view around. Quite popular, but not too much queues.
with Rauno Hakanen, Junde
Very nice! Not too hard. Nice view around. Quite popular, but not too much queues.
with Rauno Hakanen, Junde
Jola 3 Aug, 2015 - Best sunrise ever😍
Best sunrise ever😍
stev1e.wilso 3 Aug, 2015 Solo
theclarkes 21 Jul, 2015 - 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
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
Hidden 12 Jul, 2015 -
Hidden 9 Jul, 2015 -
trish1968 9 Jul, 2015 Solo
timmyhobby 9 Jul, 2015 -
Hidden 9 Jul, 2015 Solo
Dirty Knees 9 Jul, 2015 Solo
Penygraig ?Jul, 2015 -
with Gwyn4
with Gwyn4
Hidden ?Jul, 2015 -
eve29 ?Sep, 2014 -
shelbymcb ?Sep, 2014 -
with andy, eve29, mikewilson789
with andy, eve29, mikewilson789
Nick Bailey 25 Aug, 2014 -
LittleRob 16 Aug, 2014 -
doughobbs 7 Aug, 2014 Solo O/S did this solo as Toni was feeling ill - book stated 3 hours, I was done in 1.5 hours!
did this solo as Toni was feeling ill - book stated 3 hours, I was done in 1.5 hours!
Hidden 28 Jul, 2014 -
JulianD 18 Jul, 2014 Solo 4th time, great weather, but seemed harder than before!
with Ann
4th time, great weather, but seemed harder than before!
with Ann
BStar 12 Jul, 2014 - Great little VF, did it in 3.5 hours route trip from Corvara, excellent route for a quick morning.
with Will Dean
Great little VF, did it in 3.5 hours route trip from Corvara, excellent route for a quick morning.
with Will Dean
wjcdean 12 Jul, 2014 - good end to holiday. fun ladders and steep sections. interesting step off the top ladder!
with BStar
good end to holiday. fun ladders and steep sections. interesting step off the top ladder!
with BStar
Hidden 9 Jul, 2014 -
Hidden 9 Jul, 2014 -
GilesR ?Jul, 2014 -
with Luca Nardini, Simon Lee
with Luca Nardini, Simon Lee
anaesthetic 22 Jun, 2014 - Great day out. Slightly dodgy descent with snow still around.
with Dave
Great day out. Slightly dodgy descent with snow still around.
with Dave
Hidden 7 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Becks87 20 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S
with Powsers
with Powsers
Hidden 20 Sep, 2013 -
swintona95 1 Sep, 2013 -
with Scott Swinton
with Scott Swinton
Roger Cruse 20 Aug, 2013 Solo O/S
with Kris
with Kris
Hidden 13 Aug, 2013 -
Hidden 13 Aug, 2013 -
ClareHowes90 10 Aug, 2013 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2013 -
vikx85 27 Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 23 Jul, 2013 -
brianrunner 21 Jul, 2013 AltLd 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.
with martina
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.
with martina
Hidden 31 Jan, 2013 -
Hidden 14 Sep, 2012 -
colinthrelfall 2 Sep, 2012 -
with Martin, Stewart, Gordon, Neal, Rope
with Martin, Stewart, Gordon, Neal, Rope
Hidden 20 Aug, 2012 -
Hidden 16 Aug, 2012 -
zoeimogen 3 Aug, 2012 -
Hidden 8 Jul, 2012 Solo
Hidden 29 Jun, 2012 -
LauraChilterns 15 Sep, 2011 -
Willbert 26 Aug, 2011 - 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.
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.
Katie86 19 Aug, 2011 - Sweet route. Awesome scree descent. Favourite 3b of the week.
with Ellie Aimes
Sweet route. Awesome scree descent. Favourite 3b of the week.
with Ellie Aimes
daniel heaton 18 Aug, 2011 -
AndrewHeaton 18 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
ed edwards ?Aug, 2011 -
ClareSenny ?Aug, 2011 -
liabilityliz 20 Jul, 2011 Lead
with Brian Evans
with Brian Evans
Hidden 16 Jul, 2011 -
Geoffers 10 Jul, 2011 -
with Lauren
with Lauren
Hidden 10 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
Headjamm 9 Jul, 2011 -
with Geoffers
with Geoffers
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 2nd
Griff87 ?Jul, 2011 -
Hidden 23 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
jlismore 18 Jun, 2011 Solo
rch3l ?Jun, 2011 Solo
Griff87 ?Jun, 2011 -
Hidden 16 Sep, 2010 Solo O/S
alisonk 3 Sep, 2010 Solo
Hidden ?Sep, 2010 -
Rampikino 25 Aug, 2010 Solo
with Cat
with Cat
zoeimogen 16 Aug, 2010 -
syv_k 14 Aug, 2010 -
seanyt ?Aug, 2010 Solo
sarahlizzy ?Aug, 2010 - My first Via Ferrata. Much fun!
My first Via Ferrata. Much fun!
yelotango 11 Jul, 2010 Solo guided, 1st ferrata. Ran from the summit in a thunderstorm,crackling metalwork - hair standing on end. Watched Brit GP on the top lift station & World Cup Final in Corvara. Start of my Dolomites luv affair.
guided, 1st ferrata. Ran from the summit in a thunderstorm,crackling metalwork - hair standing on end. Watched Brit GP on the top lift station & World Cup Final in Corvara. Start of my Dolomites luv affair.
Hidden 5 Jun, 2010 -
givemetea 30 Aug, 2009 - descent route from the south face of the Piz da Lech
with rd20
descent route from the south face of the Piz da Lech
with rd20
Hidden 26 Aug, 2009 Solo O/S
pocketsarah 17 Jul, 2009 -
Dunx ?Jul, 2009 -
PaulHermes 20 Sep, 2008 Solo
with Martin VCCC
with Martin VCCC
Hidden 13 Aug, 2008 -
Hidden 10 Aug, 2008 -
Hidden 8 Aug, 2008 -
texuspete 6 Jul, 2008 -
Elsier ?Jul, 2008 -
with Stuart
with Stuart
jcj ??, 2008 -
guy stabler ??, 2008 -
Allan Young 10 Sep, 2007 Solo O/S
with Steve Graham
with Steve Graham
SebCa 6 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
Becky E 28 Aug, 2007 - 3rd time.
with various
3rd time.
with various
JulianD 3 Aug, 2007 Solo
with Ann
with Ann
Hidden ?Aug, 2007 -
Hidden 15 Jul, 2007 -
Mike Caine ?Jul, 2007 -
with Dave Nugent, Blackler Bros, Martin
with Dave Nugent, Blackler Bros, Martin
edmund94 11 Jun, 2007 Solo O/S
Graham Iles 9 Sep, 2006 -
with Jo
with Jo
Hidden ?Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
JulianD 31 Jul, 2006 -
with Ann
with Ann
Martin Bennett 21 Jul, 2006 -
with Clive, Jenny Tolley, Les Ward, John Stockton, AlanB, Magi
with Clive, Jenny Tolley, Les Ward, John Stockton, AlanB, Magi
Stuart Macfarlane 19 Jul, 2006 -
with Anne-Marie
with Anne-Marie
Hidden 10 Jul, 2006 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 Solo O/S
Toerag 7 Jul, 2005 - 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!
with Alison Brooks, Matt Brooks, Samantha Woolcombe
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!
with Alison Brooks, Matt Brooks, Samantha Woolcombe
trincee ?Jul, 2005 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2005 AltLd
buxtoncoffeelover ?Aug, 2004 Solo
johnjb 17 Jul, 2004 Solo O/S
with Kieran B
with Kieran B
Becky E ?Jul, 2004 - 2nd time.
with various
2nd time.
with various
Becky E ?Jul, 2003 - 1st time.
with various
1st time.
with various
IggyLiz ?Sep, 2002 -
Chris the Tall 26 Aug, 2002 -
with IggyLiz
with IggyLiz
Big Lee 11 Jul, 2002 Solo O/S
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