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S. Cristina - Val Gardena

S. Cristina - Val Gardena

Via Ferrata Oskar Schuster

Via Ferrata Oskar Schuster

Tourist Office S. Cristina
Str. Chemun 9
39047 S. Cristina - Val Gardena
description to arrive at destination
The hike starts from Monte Pana in S. Crisitina, which you can reach by taking the chairlift Monte Pana from the centre of S. Cristina (free car park at the valley station).
You can reach Monte Pana also by private car (chargeable car park) or by foot (approx. 40 min and 200 m of elevation).
Route description

Starting point is Monte Pana , where you ascent with the chairlift Mont de Sëura. Take the trail n° 526 B and 526 and turn on the left to the trail n° 525 in direction of Rifugio Vicenza. From there you turn on the right to the trail with the red mark towards the cirque of Sasso Piatto. At the beginning you will ascent on a ramp with a light climb to the end. You travers a steep canal, where you ascent to a marcant forcella e you will reach once more to the rope. Descent on the south west sidewall of Sasso Piatto and return to Piza da Uridl, Plan de Cunfin and Monte Pana.

Climbing the via ferrata is undertaken at your own risk!

Via ferrata equipment and helmet are required.

The expert mountain guides of Val Gardena can be booked for a safe guided via ferrata tour or a one-on-one ascent.

General description

Oskar Schuster was one of the German climbing pioneers in the Dolomites. 1895 he marked this ascension alongside the walls of the Sasso Piatto. Nowadays the via ferrata is equipped with steel ropes.