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 area follow a short path leading us in less than 5 minutes to the wall where there is the beginning of the via ferrata named after Bompard and Perona. This map of the route show the itinerary at this link.
The Ferrata consists of 3 sections that are not necessarily linked:
Terminato il tratto A si discende lungo l'evidente trail fino a una strada che percorreremo verso sinistra in direzione del parcheggio (15' dal termine della ferrata - 2h 20' totali se non percorsi i tratti B e C - 4h totali se percorsi i tratti A, B e C).
The Ferrata del Rouas is a French styled 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