Review of the new ferrata ascending to the Speikeboden above Campo Tures. Medium difficulty via ferrata, very panoramic with ring return.
The starting point of the itinerary is the valley station of the cable car that from Costa di Tures (near Campo Tures) which is on the road of State Road 621 that goes up the Valle Aurina.
Directions for Google Maps available here.
We climb with the cableway the first section until we reach Malga Speikeboden (1970 m ca) where we descend from the cable car and we begin the approach by following path 27 towards the southwest with the first indications for the via ferrata. The path climbs steadily but never hard to a saddle signposted to the right where we leave path 27 and reach the start of the via ferrata (45 'from the cablecar).
Next to a wooden bench we see the green sign near which the climb begins with the metallic cable. The first meters rise on one diagonal ramp to the right. We make a first not difficult vertical jump followed by some small rocks before a long stretch of connection without difficulty with easy stretches of rocks. We follow the aided sections until we reach the first suspension bridge 4-string The bridge is stable however quite long and it will become adrenaline. After the bridge we continue for a few meters until we cross a second bridge, longer than the previous one, but composed of solid wooden planks. Once the bridge is finished, the first section of the route is finished.
We follow a stretch of connecting path and arrive at the beginning of the second section. The first few meters are vertical and you can proceed in a pleasant climb until you bend to the right on some traverse sections. Continue on easy rocks before reaching a vertical passage of greater effort. Continue for a few meters diagonally, then a last vertical stretch and, after a few rocks we end the via ferrata (2480 m - 1h 30 'from the start) and continuing along the path we soon reach the summit of Speikboden (2517 m).
From the end of the climb near the cross of the Speikeboden we have two return options:
Both options allow a loop return to the cable car.
The ferrata is on the whole of medium difficulty. The climb does not present significant technical difficulties and for those accustomed to climbing challenging via ferratas, the itinerary can be climbed almost completely.
This via ferrata completes the possibilities of via ferratas in the Valle Aurina. In fact the other two aided routes were reserved for expert hikers: the Via Ferrata Pursteinwand is very athletic, although not long, while the Ferrata del Camino / Glacier is inserted in a long but wonderful itinerary ascending to the Black Monteain.
Going down towards Brunico we can reach the Via Ferrata Valdaora or go down to Val Badia to travel the aided routes on the sides of the valley. On the northern side of the Odle, we can climb theAlta via Gunther Messner and the Ferrata to the Sass de Putia. If we instead drive to the Val Passiria, we can reach the recent Ferrata of Stuller Falls.