La Ferrata del Rouas is a recent ferrata in the upper Val di Susa on the border with France. It is an athletic via ferrata with a difficult and demanding variant. In the simple itinerary it is suitable for beginners with equipment in excellent condition.
The starting point of the itinerary is the hamlet of Melezet in the municipality of Bardonecchia in the province of Turin. You reach and cross the town of Melezet, continue along the SP216 for 300 meters where you will notice a parabola of a repeater and a little further you park and you see the poster of the ferrata. Directions for Google Maps available here.
From the parking lot follow a very short path that leads us in just over 5 minutes to the start of the via ferrata. For a map of the itinerary you can consult this link.
The Ferrata consists of 3 sections that are not necessarily linked:
At the end of section A you descend along the obvious path until you reach a road that you will follow to the left towards the car park (15 'from the end of the via ferrata - 2h 20' total if you have not traveled the sections B and C - 4h total if you have traveled the sections A, B and C).
The Ferrata del Rouas is a French ferrata. It is not a real peak, it is athletic (at least in its section B), very well aided. The itinerary is in itself amusing and suitable even for beginners (except the section B). The equipment is in excellent condition and recently built.
The Ferrata del Rouas is located in the Susa Valley, an area rich in aided itineraries. In particular we point out the Claviere via ferratas (Ferrata Rocca Clarì, the Ferrata del Bunker and the Ferrata of the Batteria Bassa), the Ferrata Gorge of the Dora, the Ferrata dell'Orrido of Chianocco and the Ferrata of the Orrido of Foresto and the Via Ferrata Ruceia.
Approach: 0:05 h
Ferrata: 2:40 h
Itinerary: 3:00 h
Ferrata height difference: 125 m
Route difference: 275 m
Max altitude: 1500 m
Length: 1.4 Km