The Pra Catinat via ferrata has been designed for users who are not prepared from the mountaineering point of view and can also be followed by disabled users if accompanied; it is usable throughout the year because it is exposed to the south-east side at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level.
The starting point of the itinerary is the Hotel Pra Catinat above the hamlet of Depot in the province of Turin. Once in Depot, turn right on the provincial road 172 in the direction of Agnelli, Pequerel and Puy.
It starts from the hotel "Pracatinat" along the path that leads to the ravine, to the left of the structure. At the bottom you will find the beginning of the ferrata (15 'from the parking lot).
Start a short rocky jump and then start a long traverse to the right on grass. Continue on a traverse in ups and downs of low difficulty up to a rocky wall on which the crosspiece becomes exposed and there are handles for the hands and brackets for the feet. At the end of the traverse a section of a few meters of climbing is undertaken where a pair of brackets are useful for the feet. We then reach a rocky terrace and continue along another horizontal trait similar to the previous one. Finally we come to a fairly leaning vertical stretch where we continue on a pleasant climb. At the end of this section we are on the summit slabau concluding the short ferrata (1h from the start - 1h 15 'total).
Follow the obvious path and return to the hotel and then to the car park (20 'from the end of the via ferrata - 1h 40' total).
We are talking about an easy via ferrata, suitable for beginners who want to try this type of trips. The ferrata extends for three quarters on traverses with a very low total height difference.
Along the entire route you can enjoy a splendid view of the Val Chisone over the villages of Villaretto, Roreto Chisone. On fine clear days, the Rocca di Cavour is also visible.
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Weather Ferrata Pra Catinat in the locality of Depot (Turin).