The Aided path Cecilia is an aided path that connects the Rosalba Hut to the Cresta Cerminati path that goes back to the Southern Grigna. The path is not strictly vertical and helps us to cut between up and down the rocky wall below the Cresta Segantini.
The starting point of the itinerary is Pian dei Resinelli in the province of Lecco. You reach this hamlet from Ballabio going up the various bends. When you reach the hamlet, look for parking near the former Alippi hut where we will park the car.
The approach path of this trip includes arriving at Rifugio Rosalba. Although it would also be possible for other paths, this report considers the former Alippi hut at Piani Resinelli as a starting point and then follows path 9, known as the Foppe Aided path (see here report) that will take us to Rifugio Rosalba (1h 45 'from the parking lot). Along the ascent path one could also opt for the variant Aided path of the Dead that more steeply and saving about 15 minutes leads us to the hut (1h 30 'from the parking lot).
The ferrata will allow us to reach the Cresta Cermenati passing under the mountaineering Cresta Segantini. From the hut, follow path 10 which enters a rocky amphitheater and in 10 minutes with the first metal equipment leads us to Colle Garibaldi (1824 m). Continue along the path, now in Val Scarettone, meeting some aided sections until you reach Colle Valsecchi (1898 m), where the Direttissima path joins Cecilia. Continue between uphill and downhill sections under the Cresta Sagrantini. Make a long diagonal traverse with chains under the Central Pylon until you reach path 7 of the Cresta Cermenati. From this stretch the difficulties are reduced by many and with still few stretches aided with chain we reach the top of the Southern Grigna (1h 30 'from the Rosalba hut, 3h 15' total).
From the top of the Grignetta, one could descend in two directions:
Descend along the southern slope, descending the Cresta Cermenati going down to the Carlo Porta hut and from there descend to the parking lot, or descend the more complicated Cresta Sinigaglia with its aided path and reach the Carlo Porta Hut from which we will then descend to the parking lot. In this case we talk about a long and beautiful ring route where the approximate duration is about 7 hours.
During the Aided Path Cecilia, many stretches along stretches under the high Cresta Segantini which is a mountaineering route. In this section it is definitely recommended to use a helmet all the way because there could be discharges from above. Furthermore, in some parts of the route it is necessary to pay attention to the various signs (blue-red circles) along the route.
As indicated in the approach, the Cecilia Trail is often addressed after having traveled on Aided path Foppe. As indicated in the descent section it is possible to combine this climb with some ring routes (also aided).
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Weather Aided path Cecilia in the locality of Piani Resinelli (Lecco).