The Ferrata di Casimiro is located in Val di Rhemes at the foot of the Granta Parey. The Ferrata can be reached in a short time from the hamlet of Chanavey near Rhemes-Notre-Dame in the Valle d'Aosta. The via ferrata is not particularly difficult, well aided and pleasant with a growing exposure and two suspension bridges that add adrenaline to the trip.
The starting point of the itinerary is Chanavey in the province of Aosta. Park the car on the left side of the road and go up the only route on the opposite side following the directions for the via ferrata. Directions for Google Maps available here.
Follow the path that leads from the village to the green meadows first and then uphill between easy steps towards the start of the ferrata keeping the mountain to our right (10 'from the parking lot).
The first section is vertical following a series of metal steps that lead us to a traverse to the right. We go up a short dihedral and go around an edge that takes us on a short traverse. At the end of the traverse we go up a vertical wall with a slightly overhanging start. Along this priest there is an abundance of brackets that help progression. We therefore come to another not difficult dihedral. Once the dihedral is over, go up a couple of grassy steps and face another vertical wall with many brackets to show us how to proceed. You go around a spur and then go up a stepped wall. The first part of the via ferrata ends here.
We set off on a path with a wire rope that leads us to the second stretch. Start a slightly overhanging vertical wall and then turn left facing an inclined traverse. Then take a ramp in which you proceed in adherence and attach another vertical wall with many brackets and a slightly overhanging passage. Go up a steep earthy path and then we reach the first Tibetan bridge. The bridge is 4-string a little rocking and about 25 meters long. Finish the equipment and go up the path to take the new section of the ferrata. Here there is an escape route to the left that allows us to return to the valley by engaging with the descent path.
Il successivo tratto di ferrata parte risalendo una placca diagonale e una parete appoggiata con molti appigli. Si giunge quindi a un diedro oltre il quale si ha una parete verticale e un sasso da scavalcare. Terminato questo tratto percorriamo una breve crestina e quindi attacchiamo una parete verticale sempre provvista delle solite staffe metalliche. La salita è composta da tratti verticali e brevi tratti verso sinistra in diagonale. La progressione non è mai difficile sebbene gradualmente sia sempre più esposta. Giungiamo quindi a un traverso sotto un tetto roccioso in cui le staffe servono da appoggio per i piedi. Oltre il traverso riprendiamo in verticale e giungiamo quindi al punto in cui era installato un secondo ponte sospeso, meno lungo del precedente ma altrettanto dondolante. Il ponte ora si aggira e si riprende la via dove in breve terminano momentaneamente le attrezzature.
Here begins an interesting series of sections of climbing, never difficult but still quite demanding. It is a pair of vertical walls, one of which has a corner and a traverse. After these stretches the Ferrata di Casimiro ends (2h from the start - 2h 10 'total).
The descent takes place with an easy path that brings us back to the valley and then along the paved road to the right we return to Chanvey (40 'from the end of the ferrata - about 3h total).
The Ferrata di Casimiro is an interesting ferrata that alternates vertical sections with some exposed traverses and two suspension bridges. The difficulties are limited and with the right support can be traveled by neophytes provided they are in good shape.
The Ferrata Casimiro is located near several via ferratas although many of these require fairly long routes (Via Ferrata Bethaz Bovard, Ferrata to the Mont Chetif) or very long (Ferrata at Gran Paradiso, Ferrata to the Monte Emilius). The short routes that could be traveled on the same day are a little distant and are in the direction of Grassoney (Ferrata Josè Angster, Ferrata Gorbeillon).
Approach: 0:10 h
Ferrata: 2:00 h
Itinerary: 3:00 h
Ferrata height difference: 320 m
Route difference: 400 m
Max altitude: 2054 m
Length: 4.3 Km