26. Via Ferrata Tomaselli (2,980 m)
Total rating: 2
Via ferrata in detail: 85% steel ropes, 15% exposed tracks
Total duration: ca. 5.5 hours
Difference of altitude: 680 meters
Ascent: Starting from the mountain station Lagazuoi 250 meters in descent & 520 meters in ascent
Descent: 150 meters ferrata until the Selletta Fanis and 720 meters to the valley station of the funicular
Duration ascent: ca. 1.5 hours
Climbing time: ca. 2 hours – 320 meters
Exit – peak: ca. 1 ¼ hours – 75 meters
Duration descent: ca. 2 hours
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A classic ferrata on the Cima Fanis Sud
Arrival and starting point
To Dobbiaco, turn to the left and further through the Val di Landro Valley to Cortina d’Ampezzo and Passo Falzarego (2.105m). A parking place is available next to the valley station of the funicular Lagazuoi. Drive up to the mountain station (2.752m).
Difficulty and general information
Some steep, exposed and difficult passages, especially the crux above the access requires arm strength. A good footstep technic and on the exposed passages foothold is necessary. Nice and open climbing underneath the airy exit of the ferrata. A route, which is all in all less scary, than described. A good physical condition, mountaineering experience, foothold and a good foot technique are premised.
From the mountain station to the Forcella Lagazuoi (2.563m) and further on left across the path number 20 (indication Ferrata Tomaselli) until you arrive at the next fork. Continue on the path number 20b (Ferrata Tomaselli) towards the Bivacco della Chiesa in the immediate vicinity of the begin of the ferrata.
A not too long ferrata with quite short ascent and descent. If you rise directly from the Passo Falzarego, the tour extends about one hour. Short, not saved stretches of way require a foothold. The route proceeds party very steep in compact rock. Grips and stairs simplify the ascent but require a good climbing technique.
Characteristic and technical details
In parts, a very steep ferrata, which is saved only with steel ropes. There is a new and thick rope with short distances between the benches. The descent across the east side in the Selletta Fanis is well saved, but not to underestimate.
From the peak across the east wall (ferrata) to the Selletta Fanis and further southwards following the traces and path to the Forcella Travenanzes. Continuing on the path number 402 (indications) and back to the valley station of the funicular.
The difficult passage over the access, the steel climbing in the wall and the wonderful panorama from the top.