The Ferrata of the Children extends mainly on an oblique ledge without great difficulty, suitable for children and beginners. An edge requires a little more attention for the distances between the steps but the stretch is short.
The starting point is Grassoney-Saint-Jean. When you reach the town you will notice a small bridge to the left that crosses the Lys stream. Cross it and continue straight along a small road for 200 meters up to an open space where to park. The starting point is the same as the Ferrata Josè Angster as well as the approach path and practically the entire return path.
From the car park, continue to the right towards Lake Gover. You pass a wooden building and you go to the western side of the lake, the one in the direction of the mountain. The path 4A (red trail sign on stones) is taken up and goes back into the wood. At a junction, leave trail 4A and take path 15 north to the right. After a hundred meters you reach a stony ground where there is a sign indicating the ferrata and a table. At this point we leave path 15 which would continue on a slight slope and we begin the climb along the stony ground following the yellow signs. We arrive near the cliffs and a wooden cage. We will continue to the right for a hundred meters up to the start of the Ferrata Josè Angster. We will continue further to the right until we reach the edge of the wall from which the cables of the Children's Ferrata depart (30 'from the parking lot). On site, the via ferrata attachment is marked as F2 and the rubber gasket around the green cable as opposed to F1 which is the Ferrata Josè Angster which has the rubber gasket around the yellow cable.
The ferrata follows a long oblique ledge that from the right continues diagonally to the left towards the spur of rock that cuts through the more difficult ferrata Josè Angster. Climb diagonally up to a more exposed stretch with three steps beyond which we cross the cable of the other via ferrata (yellow cable). We continue along the horizontal section. You reach a stretch with a roof, then you go around an edge until you reach a leaning wall where the cable turns yellow. Climb up this slab, then continue on a slightly overhanging tract beyond which the short ferrata ends (20' from the start - 50' from the parking lot).
Continue to the left following the trail that descends on a slight slope until it intersects the path 4A that descends from the mountain. Descend crossing path 15 which then returns to the point where we saw the wooden sign on the approach path. From there we retrace the route back to the car (25 'from the end of the via ferrata - 1h 15' total).
It is an easy via ferrata, suitable for children and inexperienced people. It is a path largely aided on an oblique ledge with almost non-existent difficulties.
The Children's Ferrata extends under the most difficult Ferrata Josè Angster. Given the right premises for the greater degree of difficulty of the second, they could easily be combined in a half-day itinerary. If you wanted to enter another route, you could also opt for the easy one Via Ferrata Harry Potter or for the Via Ferrata Covarey.
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Evaluation of the Itinerary
Approach: 0:30 h
Ferrata: 0:20 h
Itinerary: 1:15 h
Via Ferrata gap: 60 m
Route difference: 250 m
Max altitude: 1640 m
Length: 2 Km
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