The Ferrata del Partusac is an easy via ferrata near Civiasco in the province of Vercelli. The ferrata takes place mainly in ups and downs with a traverse and a vertical wall in the final well-aided, although a little exposed. It is an interesting via ferrata from a landscape point of view that is often followed in succession to the nearby Ferrata Falconera.
The starting point of the itinerary can be Varallo or Civiasco in the province of Vercelli. If you want to travel only the Ferrata del Partusac it is probably more convenient to park in Civiasco. Once in Civasco da Varallo, at the entrance of the town, you will notice a road that goes left towards Varallo. We take that road (Piandellavalle) and park in the square on the right.
Alternatively, you could park in Varallo near the "Casa Serena" rest home. Starting from Varallo is the best choice if you combine the Ferrata Falconera with the Partusac, where the start of the latter is at the end of the other. In this case it is worth reading here the report and proceed from the end of the via ferrata to undertake the Partusac.
Directions for Google Maps available here.
From Pian della Valle near the Chapel, take path 636B that goes up into the woods. We ignore the first 2 saddles and take the third saddle to the left following the 636C. We go up the path until the start of the Ferrata del Partusac (20 'from the parking lot).
If you come from Varallo, go up the path 636A, up to the junction with the 636B near an artificial lake. Continue on 636B to the junction with 636C up to the start of the via ferrata (40 'from the parking lot).
Se si partisse dal termine della Ferrata Falconera, si segue la traccia di sentiero fino all'evidente start of the via ferrata (5' dal termine della ferrata).
La ferrata inizia con un tratto in discesa per ripido sentiero con misto terra-roccia. Al termine della discesa si prosegue a sinistra in un tratto obliquo in cui si arriva a una prima piccola grotta. Si scende ulteriormente e si giunge su una facile cengia e in breve si giunge a una seconda grotta. Si giunge quindi a un esposto traverso obliquo verso destra fino a una parete verticale attrezzata che sale ripida, verticalmente facendoci guadagnare un po di quota e di esposizione. Si giunge quindi a un terrazzino erboso a cui segue una nuova parete verticale attrezzata. Percorriamo un ultimo tratto attrezzato piano e giungiamo al termine della Ferrata del Partusac (30' dall'attacco - circa 1h dal parcheggio).
The more experienced hiker might find it interesting to retrace the easy via ferrata. Alternatively, you can follow the path of the path until you reach the first saddle. In the case of parking at Piandellavalle, you will descend by the 636B to an artificial lake and from there with 636 up to Piandellavalle. To descend at Varallo follow the 636B up to the junction with the 636A downhill to Varallo.
The via ferrata which has a modest height difference is practicable in both directions. For the experienced hiker it could be an interesting continuation of the Ferrata Falconera, while for the neophyte he could get married well to be the first ferrata.
As indicated several times, it is often combined with the nearby Ferrata Falconera. Alternatively it can be combined with the Via Ferrata Picasass on Lake Maggiore or the Aided path of the Infernone in the Biella area.