The new Ferrata di Ruceia is excellent for bringing newcomers closer to this type of trip. It is a via ferrata divided into 4 sectors, none of which has significant difficulties. It is pleasant, short and it is easy to follow it all year round.
The starting point of the itinerary is the village of Condove in the province of Turin. Once in Condove, cross the bridge over the Gravio stream and park immediately after the aided area and the adventure park aboard the stream. Directions for Google Maps available here.
Go along the path that goes along the dirt road next to the adventure park and leads in the direction of the Ferrata della Ruceia (10 'from the parking lot).
The Ferrata della Ruceia is composed of 4 sections linked together by pieces of path.
The first section goes up a vertical wall first with a vertical section then veering slightly to the left using some brackets positioned along the rock. The rock is quite vertical and without the brackets one should proceed in adherence. Go up the vertical section until you reach a slightly overhanging section that lightly peaks. The stretch is just about 3 meters and can be passed easily thanks to the brackets. The first section is completed with a sloping slab.
After the connecting path, go up a vertical section of 4 meters and reach a short terrace that leads to the left on a diagonal stretch with brackets underneath to support the feet.
Again a short approach path and we reach the third sector. The third section is a boulder to be climbed vertically.
Then we come to the fourth and final stretch of the path. Near the cliff of Roccabruna, we go up the left side going up a richly aided corner and a vertical slab that leaves us at the top (1h from the start - 1h 15 'total).
Once at the top of the ferrata, follow the path on the left that leads back to the base in the Poisatto area from which we turn left again and then to the car park (30 'from the end of the ferrata - 1h 45' h total).
It is a via ferrata suitable for beginners, abundantly aided without difficult passages. The first stretch alone is slightly more challenging than the others. Also suitable for younger people.
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