Via Ferrata Innerkofler

Mount Paterno is an excellent observation point over the impressive north faces of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, icon of alpinism in the Dolomites.

 

Suggested period: daily from May 20th to September 30th

Suggested departure time: 09.30 a.m.

Grade: medium

Elevation gain: 450 m

Elevation loss: 450 m

Estimated time: 4 hours

Suggested minimum age: 14

 

From Cortina follow the road to Misurina via Passo Tre Croci. Then take the Tre Cime toll road up to Rifugio Auronzo (2298m). From Rifugio Auronzo take the level dirt road that leads, beneath the south faces of Tre Cime, to Rifugio Lavaredo, up to Forcella Lavaredo and then to Rifugio Locatelli (1.30 hours). The Innerkofler via ferrata starts just above.

After the small, sausage-shaped tower which marks the start of the ferrata, enter a long tunnel, poorly lit by few windows. It climbs past steeper sections equipped with ladders and exits onto the east face at 2520 m. A vertical wall equipped with a fixed cable then leads to a ramp up towards Forcella di Camosci (2650m) where Ferrata delle Forcelle also ends. To reach the summit descend a short gully (south), and climb back up a wall equipped with cables. Some effort is required to ascend this to terraces diagonally up to the left. The last easy stepped terrain leads to the summit cross directly opposite the outstanding north faces of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

After the small, sausage-shaped tower which marks the start of the ferrata, enter a long tunnel, poorly lit by few windows. It climbs past steeper sections equipped with ladders and exits onto the east face at 2520 m. A vertical wall equipped with a fixed cable then leads to a ramp up towards Forcella di Camosci (2650m) where Ferrata delle Forcelle also ends. To reach the summit descend a short gully (south), and climb back up a wall equipped with cables. Some effort is required to ascend this to terraces diagonally up to the left. The last easy stepped terrain leads to the summit cross directly opposite the outstanding north faces of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. From here return to Rifugio Pian di Cengia or take path no. 104 which links Rif. Locatelli and Rif. Auronzo.

Headlamp for tunnel is necessary.

 

Rest stops:

Rifugio Auronzo

Rifugio Lavaredo

Rifugio Locatelli

Rifugio Pian di Ciengia

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