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

Ticklists: Big Routes, Dolomites Trip.

mikecollins 28/Jul/18 -

Early start, with Joey & Joe.

Hidden 24/Jul/18 Solo
Martyn Nicholson 11/Jul/18 Solo
alaster tonge 09/Jul/18 -
grayscottage 30/Jun/18 -
with Teresa Broadhurst, andrea watson, Mike Broadhurst
Lady Vee 24/Jun/18 -

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/18 Solo
Matt88 19/Jun/18 -
tdudley 19/Jun/18 Solo
Matthew Edwards 19/Jun/18 Solo O/S

Pleasant route, and great view

with Alex Battery, Josh, Matt88, adam6509, sarahw189, tdudley
dpiddock 11/Sep/17 Solo O/S

Great route. Low visibility. Very wet. Met two groups down climbing due to "navigation errors".

David Walker 11/Sep/17 Solo O/S
MariaT 11/Sep/17 Solo O/S

In thick cloud with damp rock

Hidden 10/Sep/17 Solo O/S
alastairbegley 27/Aug/17 -
gingerbex 27/Aug/17 Solo O/S
jon_gill1 22/Aug/17 -
with Ian Stokes, chris Lyness, jigi
Hidden 21/Aug/17 -
Bezz 21/Aug/17 -
rossunitt 13/Aug/17 -
LittleJoRocks 01/Aug/17 2nd
with Theeni
Theeni 01/Aug/17 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.

zoe.louise94 ?/Aug/17 -
with zetamgr
Hidden ?/Aug/17 -
SophieYasmin ?/Aug/17 -
with Z Roberts, zetamgr
mikecollins 29/Jul/17 -
Lauradavies23 29/Jul/17 -
Hidden 28/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Andyjharper 21/Jul/17 Solo
with Iza
leeds_belle 13/Jul/17 -
LucaDF 08/Jul/17 -
with Alives
dorman 08/Jun/17 -
with Emily
Charlie680 30/Dec/16 -

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/16 -

Nice route. Some steep moves but broken up by easier ground. Great views.

with Jyoti
joeydurkin 08/Sep/16 -
with Jen
JulianD 08/Sep/16 Solo
with Paul B, David H
davelongbottom 01/Sep/16 -
Tmgreenfield ?/Sep/16 -
with Katherine, Laurie, Jenny
AndreaPeintner 25/Aug/16 -
mollymcleod 25/Aug/16 -

Perfect day

with Ekaterina, AndreaPeintner
loungerr 24/Aug/16 -

Relaxed half-day outing with spectacular views

Win-yei 17/Aug/16 -
Rob Morgan 17/Aug/16 -

First ever VF, fantastic route!

with Win-yei
tobyk 14/Aug/16 -
with Emma Akam
Amy Lev 07/Aug/16 Solo
with jonkd
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/16 -
Hidden 26/Jul/16 -
JulianD 23/Jul/16 -

5th time!! Coming to be an essential visit each time

with Ann
rgd1977 21/Jul/16 -
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead
Ricki 11/Jul/16 -
Celia Watson 10/Jul/16 -
Hidden 10/Jul/16 -
dhavenhand 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S
RobScarisbrick 07/Jul/16 Solo

Haha, downclimbed hand over hand down the cables

with cdpuk
cdpuk 07/Jul/16 Solo

Accidentally descended this after climbing a route. Probably quicker than taking the path!

Hidden 01/Jul/16 -
Hidden 29/Jun/16 Lead
Claire Molloy 29/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with NoelleG, Jim Molloy
JohnH1977 ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Solo O/S
ophillips 04/Sep/15 -
bummingham 10/Aug/15 Solo
fuzzysheep01 10/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with bummingham, Julie Taylor, Fran Ibison, Pierce Ferris
jussiupn 04/Aug/15 -

Very nice! Not too hard. Nice view around. Quite popular, but not too much queues.

with Rauno Hakanen, Junde
Jola 03/Aug/15 -

Best sunrise ever😍

stev1e.wilso 03/Aug/15 Solo
theclarkes 21/Jul/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

Hidden 12/Jul/15 -
Hidden 09/Jul/15 -
trish1968 09/Jul/15 Solo
timmyhobby 09/Jul/15 -
Hidden 09/Jul/15 Solo
Dirty Knees 09/Jul/15 Solo
Penygraig ?/Jul/15 -
with Gwyn4
Hidden ?/Jul/15 -
eve29 ?/Sep/14 -
shelbymcb ?/Sep/14 -
with andy, eve29, mikewilson789
Nick Bailey 25/Aug/14 -
LittleRob 16/Aug/14 -
doughobbs 07/Aug/14 Solo O/S

did this solo as Toni was feeling ill - book stated 3 hours, I was done in 1.5 hours!

Hidden 28/Jul/14 -
JulianD 18/Jul/14 Solo

4th time, great weather, but seemed harder than before!

with Ann
BStar 12/Jul/14 -

Great little VF, did it in 3.5 hours route trip from Corvara, excellent route for a quick morning.

with wjcdean
wjcdean 12/Jul/14 -

good end to holiday. fun ladders and steep sections. interesting step off the top ladder!

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


Fiona Reid 09/Jul/14 -

In winter conditions! Snowing from half way up onwards. V. glad of ice axe on descent!

GilesR ?/Jul/14 -
with Luca Nardini, Simon Lee
anaesthetic 22/Jun/14 -

Great day out. Slightly dodgy descent with snow still around.

with Dave
Hidden 07/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Becks87 20/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with Powsers
Hidden 20/Sep/13 -
swintona95 01/Sep/13 -
with Scott Swinton
Roger Cruse 20/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with Kris
Hidden 13/Aug/13 -
Hidden 13/Aug/13 -
ClareHowes90 10/Aug/13 -
Hidden ?/Aug/13 -
vikx85 27/Jul/13 -
Hidden 23/Jul/13 -
brianrunner 21/Jul/13 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
Hidden 31/Jan/13 -
Hidden 14/Sep/12 -
colinthrelfall 02/Sep/12 -
with Martin, Stewart, Gordon, Neal, Rope
Hidden 20/Aug/12 -
Hidden 16/Aug/12 -
zoeimogen 03/Aug/12 -
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 29/Jun/12 -
LauraChilterns 15/Sep/11 -
Willbert 26/Aug/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.

Katie86 19/Aug/11 -

Sweet route. Awesome scree descent. Favourite 3b of the week.

with Ellie Aimes
daniel heaton 18/Aug/11 -
AndrewHeaton 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S
ed edwards ?/Aug/11 -
ClareSenny ?/Aug/11 -
liabilityliz 20/Jul/11 Lead
with Brian Evans
Hidden 16/Jul/11 -
Geoffers 10/Jul/11 -
with Lauren
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Headjamm 09/Jul/11 -
with Geoffers
Hidden 03/Jul/11 2nd
Griff87 ?/Jul/11 -
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Solo
rch3l ?/Jun/11 Solo
Griff87 ?/Jun/11 -
Hidden 16/Sep/10 Solo O/S
alisonk 03/Sep/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/10 -
Rampikino 25/Aug/10 Solo
with Cat
zoeimogen 16/Aug/10 -
syv_k 14/Aug/10 -
seanyt ?/Aug/10 Solo
sarahlizzy ?/Aug/10 -

My first Via Ferrata. Much fun!

yelotango 11/Jul/10 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.

Hidden 05/Jun/10 -
mick grim ??/2010 -
givemetea 30/Aug/09 -

descent route from the south face of the Piz da Lech

with rd20
Hidden 26/Aug/09 Solo O/S
pocketsarah 17/Jul/09 -
Dunx ?/Jul/09 -
PaulHermes 20/Sep/08 Solo
with Martin VCCC
Hidden 13/Aug/08 -
Hidden 10/Aug/08 -
Hidden 08/Aug/08 -
texuspete 06/Jul/08 -
Elsier ?/Jul/08 -
with Stuart
jcj ??/2008 -
guy stabler ??/2008 -
Allan Young 10/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Steve Graham
SebCa 06/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Becky E 28/Aug/07 -

3rd time.

with various
JulianD 03/Aug/07 Solo
with Ann
Hidden ?/Aug/07 -
Hidden 15/Jul/07 -
Mike Caine ?/Jul/07 -
with Dave Nugent, Blackler Bros, Martin
edmund94 11/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Graham Iles 09/Sep/06 -
with Jo
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
JulianD 31/Jul/06 -
with Ann
Martin Bennett 21/Jul/06 -
with Clive, Jenny Tolley, Les Ward, John Stockton, AlanB, Magi
Stuart Macfarlane 19/Jul/06 -
with Anne-Marie
Hidden 10/Jul/06 -
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Toerag 07/Jul/05 -

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/05 -
Hidden ?/Jun/05 AltLd
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Aug/04 Solo
johnjb 17/Jul/04 Solo O/S
with Kieran B
Becky E ?/Jul/04 -

2nd time.

with various
Becky E ?/Jul/03 -

1st time.

with various
IggyLiz ?/Sep/02 -
Chris the Tall 26/Aug/02 -
with IggyLiz
Big Lee 11/Jul/02 Solo O/S
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