The recent Ferrata Succetti is an easy ferrata that extends in the Chiavenna Valley. The via ferrata does not present technical difficulties and proceeds on abundant metal equipment along practically the entire climb. It can be a good starting point for those wishing to approach this type of route.
The starting point of the itinerary is the village of Mese in the municipality of Gordona, province of Sondrio. From the SS 36 of the Spluga before Chiavenna take to Gordona and head towards the municipal soccer field which is located in the village of Mese. Parking is near the camp.
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From the parking area of the camp, head towards the camp and follow the white-red signs. You see a bulletin board with information from the via ferrata. Follow the thin trail towards the chestnut forest (pay attention to a rope to climb over) and then reach the start of the via ferrata (15 'from the parking lot).
Attach the via ferrata with a traverse to the left over abundant metal brackets for the feet. After a few meters you face a vertical wall with lots of brackets. Go left again and re-attach a vertical wall similar to the previous one. From the end of this slab, go up a more leaning wall that comes out of the wood. We start a stretch where it is easy to proceed in short stretches of climbing and grip until a new short traverse to the left. Now we find a vertical wall with abundant equipment.
We come to another section similar to the previous ones: traverse to the left on artificial supports and vertical wall with supporting brackets. The via ferrata gains exposure and leads us to a crosspiece that always rests towards the left. Now go up a long, very stirred vertical wall and attach a exposed traverse to the right. Unlike the previous traverses, this one does not have artificial brackets and proceeds in adherence. Then climb another wall with abundant brackets. You face a traverse to the right and attach one last wall composed of a wall initially vertical and then diagonally. We are near the end of the via ferrata. A last vertical wall and we reach the top of a panoramic balcony on the Chiavenna Valley (1h from the start - 1h 15 'total).
From the end of the via ferrata you follow the white-red signs that go slightly uphill. Then turn left downhill. At the crossroads, keep to the left going down the Via Crucis until you reach a paved road. We turn left into via Madonna delle Grazie and then left again into via Cappella Grande. You reach the church and after crossing the square we will be near the soccer field where you parked (30 'from the end of the ferrata - 1h 45' total).
The Gianni Succetti Ferrata is an itinerary that does not present technical difficulties. The brackets present guide the hike without leaving room for climbing (which would be very difficult given the type of rock). The climb can be a good baptism for a novice who has experience in the mountains and wants to try their hand at via ferrata. Exposure is present but the frames and the excellent rope give ample safety in the progression.
The Gianni Succetti Ferrata is often combined with the neighbor Via Ferrata Biasini. If you want to continue with other via ferratas in the area, you could take the Via Ferrata of the Morcate Gallery (in the direction of Lecco), the Ferrata of the Centenary CAO Como at Monte Grona or the Via Ferrata Picasass.
Approach: 0:15 h
Ferrata: 1:00 h
Itinerary: 1:45 h
Ferrata height difference: 180 m
Route difference: 210 m
Max altitude: 490 m
Length: 1.6 Km