Route Database : Via delle Trincee


Country: Overseas
Region: Dolomites
Location: Sella Massif, Arabba
Crag/Mountain: La Mesola
Route Name: Via delle Trincee
Type: Via Ferrata
Grade: 4B
Guidebook: Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites - Volume 1
Climbers: Giles & Lea
Date Climbed: 2004-09-15
Author: Giles Thurston
Date Entered: 2005-01-15


Long route broken down into 3 sections. The first has a very tricky start which could put some off but brute strength on the cable will get you up if all else fails. What then follows is some lovely airy VFing across slabs & ridges finishing on a small bridge. The second section involves lots of down climbing but passes you through numerous World War I ruins. The final section involves some easy ridge walking with simple sections of VF, finishing through a series of tunnels. A torch is essential for this part!


Author: Giles Thurston on 2005-01-15

Excellent route all be it with a tricky start. In summer you can take the cable car from Arabba to within 300m of the start of the route. This means its very busy. After the cable car stops in September you can still access the route via a long walk in from the Passo Pordoi (allow 2hrs plus). At the end of the route you can decend directly into Arabba via the ski runs.

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