12 via ferrata itineraries

Via Ferrata in the Marmolada Group

The Group of the Marmolada is a mountainous group of the Dolomites located between the Val Pettorina (province of Belluno) and the Val di Fassa (province of Trento).

The group belongs to the Fassa Dolomites and is home to the highest peak in the Dolomites: the Marmolada which reaches 3343 m in Punta Penia. The Marmolada glacier is the largest in the Dolomites, although considerably reduced in recent years.

There are three important valleys that cut the group: the Val di Contrin towards Canazei, the Val di San Nicolò and the Val di Grepa towards Pozza di Fassa Fassa. Beside the main massif, on which stand out Punta Penia and Piz Serauta, other peaks are home to important via ferrata routes: the Padon, theOmbrettaCima UomoCol Ombert, the Colac and Cima Auta.

Below you find 12 reports of aided ways that develop on the Marmolada and in the surrounding peaks belonging to his group.

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    Ferrata delle Trincee

    The Ferrata delle Trincee is a long and pleasant itinerary that extends along a ridge that separates the Marmolada from the Sella Group. Extremely interesting landscapes combined with remains of the Great War distinguish this route not suitable for beginners especially in the first part of the via ferrata.

    Difficult itinerary

    Ferrata Kajselrjager at the Col Ombert

    The Ferrata Kajserjager to the Col Ombert extends in a wonderful environment and is a pleasant and climbing ferrata. It is generally reached from Val San Nicolò, although it is also possible to reach it from Val Contrin. The itinerary is long and the ferrata relatively short.

    Moderately difficult itinerary

    Ferrata in Punta Penia

    The Ferrata of Punta Penia climbs up the west ridge of the Marmolada enabling you to reach the highest point of the group. The historic via ferrata does not present particular technical difficulties during the ascent but extends in a wild environment of high mountains. The return can take place for the glacier of the Marmolada. Itinerary to be planned carefully both for the length and the height difference.

    Moderately difficult itinerary

    Via Ferrata Financiers at Colac

    The Ferrata dei Finanzieri at Colac to the Colac is an interesting via ferrata that climbs up the impressive massif above Alba di Canazei in the province of Trento. The via ferrata is difficult due to the presence of some challenging stretches, however it is well climbable and pleasant to undertake. Possibility to trace back to Ciampac with the ski lifts. Medium-length itinerary with the possibility of combining the trip to the day Aided path Lino Pederiva.

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