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Route List
This page contains a high-level listing of all of the Vie Ferrate that I personally have done in the Dolomites. As of the end of 2010, I've done more than 30 different Via Ferrata routes. As I return to do more (and I will, believe me!), I'll be adding to this list.

Each entry gives some very high-level information about the ferrata. There is a link associated with each entry that will bring you to a more detailed page about that ferrata, with lots of text, images, and maps.

Sentiero SOSAT
A relatively short and easy outing in the Brenta Group, at a lower altitude. Still has the usual Brenta ladders-and-ledges feel, though!
Mountain(s) / Location: Brenta Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2449 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8036 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: D  
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Sentiero Attrezzato Rio Sallagoni
A short, easy climb in a cool, narrow gorge. Tops out at a scenic old castle
Mountain(s) / Location: Piccoli Dolomiti
Maximum Height (metres): 404 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 1325 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 4A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Via Ferrata Brigata Tridentina
Long and sustained, exposed and exciting. A classic ferrata route, both in style and age.
Mountain(s) / Location: Exner Tower, Sella Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2585 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8480 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: D  
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Via Ferrata Gianni Aglio
A high-altitude route that includes it all: exposed scrambling, big exposure, and a high summit (the Tofana di Mezzo). Usually climbed in combination with the adjoining Via Ferrata Punta Anna.
Mountain(s) / Location: Tofana Group
Maximum Height (metres): 3246 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 10650 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 5C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: F  
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Lagazuoi Tunnels
A historic journey back to the first world war, inside a dolomite mountain!
Mountain(s) / Location: Little Lagazuoi
Maximum Height (metres): 2807 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9208 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 1A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: A  
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Via Ferrata Tomaselli Descent Route
This ferrata is typically used as the descent route for the Ferrata Tomaselli. It is a reasonably stiff ferrata in its own right (although definitely not as hard as the Tomaselli itself), is very scenic and has lots of exposure. If you want to climb to the Punta Sud but want something easier than the Tomaselli ferrata, then this route is for you.
Mountain(s) / Location: Fanes Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2841 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9320 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Sentiero Bocchette Alte
The highest and most difficult section of the famous Via delle Bocchette. Only moderately difficult technically. Lots of ladders, traverses, and a few airy unprotected sections. Long approach, often done multi-day.
Mountain(s) / Location: Brenta Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2998 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9836 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 4C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: E  
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Sentiero Attrezzato Dino Buzzati
An interesting climbing traverse over the Cimerlo - one of the peaks positioned at the very southern end of the Pale di San Martino.
Mountain(s) / Location: Pale di San Martino Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2499 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8200 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: C  
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Via Ferrata Ettore Bovero
A very steep but short moderate-altitude route near Cortina.
Mountain(s) / Location: Col Rosa
Maximum Height (metres): 2166 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 7106 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: E  
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Gran Cir / Grosse Tschierspitze
It May look steep from afar, but this ferrata is basically a steep walk with a handrail. Nice views, too.
Mountain(s) / Location: Gran Cir / Grosse Tschierspitze
Maximum Height (metres): 2592 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8503 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 1A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: A  
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Sentiero Attrezzato Gaetano Falcipieri / Cinque Cime
Long ridge traverse over 5 peaks. Not too much actual ferrata. Very interesting return along historic wartime path.
Mountain(s) / Location: Piccoli Dolomiti
Maximum Height (metres): 1887 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 6190 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Via Ferrata Canalone
Short approach, very short ferrata. Steep and exposed, and relatively harder climbing.
Mountain(s) / Location: Pale di S. Martino
Maximum Height (metres): 1700 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 5577 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 4A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: N/A  
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Via delle Bocchette Centrale
A very scenic portion of the famous high-level Via delle Bocchette ferrata route. Mostly horizontal. Long approach, often done multi-day.
Mountain(s) / Location: Brenta Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2800 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9186 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: D  
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Via Ferrata Che Guevara
Low Elevation Climb, can be really hot in summer. Big climb up a big wall to pleasant grassy summit
Mountain(s) / Location: Monte Casale / Piccoli Dolomiti
Maximum Height (metres): 1631 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 5350 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Via Ferrata Giovanni Barbara
A scenic promenade around and underneath some impressive waterfalls. Very easy technically - almost not a ferrata, really...
Mountain(s) / Location: Val di Fanes
Maximum Height (metres): 1400 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 4593 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 1A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: C  
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Sentiero Astaldi
An extremely scenic and very short traverse along a very easy ferrata at the southern edge of the Tofana Group. Traverses an area of multi-colored rock not usually seen in the Dolomites.
Mountain(s) / Location: Tofana Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2302 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 7553 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 1A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Sentiero Attrezzato Camillo Depaoli
A very easy scramble providing straightforward access to the Rifugio Velo della Madonna and the peaks of the very southern end of the Pale di San Martino: Cima della Madonna, Sass Maor, and Cimerlo.
Mountain(s) / Location: Pale di San Martino Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2326 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 7630 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 1A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Piz da Cir V / Tschierspitze V
A more interesting climb than its neighbour, the Grosse Tschierspitze. Short, sporty climb; airy little summit.
Mountain(s) / Location: Piz da Cir V / Tschierspitze V
Maximum Height (metres): 2825 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9267 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: C  
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Via Ferrata Rotwand
Relatively easy climbing except for one short tricky move. Goes to the summit of a very scenic peak - the Rotwand.
Mountain(s) / Location: Rotwand
Maximum Height (metres): 2802 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9192 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 1B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: C  
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Via Ferrata Ivano Dibona
A well-known ferrata route with tons of old world-war-I artifacts and buildings, and the biggest ferrata bridge in the dolomites. Easy climbing and busy.
Mountain(s) / Location: Cristallo Group
Maximum Height (metres): 3018 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9900 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: C  
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Sentiero Oliva Detassis
A steep little connector route up to the Bocchette Alte. Goes up a remote little valley climbs up a long series of steep ladders. Easy technically, but lots of exposure.
Mountain(s) / Location: Brenta Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2822 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9260 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 4B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Via Ferrata Marino Bianchi
Very easy cablecar approach; long ferrata, moderate climbing, airy, and high. Excellent views of Cortina Valley.
Mountain(s) / Location: Cristallo Group
Maximum Height (metres): 3154 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 10347 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: D  
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Via Ferrata Col dei Bos
An accessible medium-difficulty via ferrata climb. Easily done in a half-day.
Mountain(s) / Location: Fanes Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2519 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8265 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Via Ferrata Centenario SAT
A steep, mostly ladder-assisted ascent from near sea-level at the north end of Lake Garda to the top of a rocky crag more than 1200 metres / 3900 feet above. Excellent airpline-like views directly down onto Riva del Garda on the way up and on top.
Mountain(s) / Location: Monte Rochetta / Piccoli Dolomiti
Maximum Height (metres): 1250 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 4100 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Sentiero Alfredo Benini
The northernmost section of the famous Via delle Bocchette. Majority of ferrata stuff is at the very southern end. Scenic. Relatively secluded compared to busy routes nearby.
Mountain(s) / Location: Brenta Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2901 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9517 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: D  
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Via Ferrata dei Finanzieri
Very short approach, but a long and strenuous ferrata. Good exposure in places!
Mountain(s) / Location: Colac
Maximum Height (metres): 2715 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8907 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: E  
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Sentiero Alpinistico Angelo Pojesi
Although easy in terms of maximum grade, this is a somewhat longer route with intermittent bits of ferrata scattered throughout. Works well as a loop in conjunction with the Via Ferrata Campanali.
Mountain(s) / Location: Monte Lessini / Vicentini Alps
Maximum Height (metres): 1539 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 5049 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Via Ferrata Franco Gadotti
Quiet but long route over pleasant flat-topped grassy summits. Wonderful scenery.
Mountain(s) / Location: Cima Dodici/Sass Aut, Valacia Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2637 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8651 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: C  
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Via Ferrata Cesco Tomaselli
One of the hard classics of the high dolomites. Steep, and with very little artificial aid other than the wire itself. Very good rock at all times, although holds are in a few places difficult to find. Spectacular scenery and breathtaking exposure in places.
Mountain(s) / Location: Fanes Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2967 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9733 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 5C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: F  
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Via Ferrata delle Taccole
A scenic but rather challenging half-day outing high up on Monte Baldo in the Lake Garda area. A short, steep and strenuous ferrata.
Mountain(s) / Location: Monte Baldo / Piccoli Dolomiti
Maximum Height (metres): 2149 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 7050 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 4A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Via Ferrata Punta Anna
A bold, exciting, challenging, and exposed route up the narrow, jagged ridge of Punta Anna. Often combined with the adjoining Via Ferrata Gianni Aglio.
Mountain(s) / Location: Tofana Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2743 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9000 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 5C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: F  
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Via Ferrata Paolin-Piccolin
Quiet, but has a long approach hike. Ferrata has a few limited steep sections, otherwise is pretty easy and relatively short.
Mountain(s) / Location: Cima Auta
Maximum Height (metres): 2624 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8608 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: C  
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Via Ferrata degli Alleghesi
A long and strenuous route to the 5th highest peak in the dolomites, and then a not so simple descent afterwards. Your reward, however, are fantastic views down the 1,000 metre high west face of the Civetta.
Mountain(s) / Location: Civetta Group
Maximum Height (metres): 3219 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 10560 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 4C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: E  
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Via Ferrata Delle Scalette
Short historic route on scenic tower very close to Rifugio Locatelli. Steep but has many ladders lessening the difficulty. Tops out at tiny summit of the Torre Toblino. Usually combined with the other ferrata that climbs this tower, the Sentiero del Curato M. Hosp.
Mountain(s) / Location: Sesto Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2618 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8588 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: D  
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Sentiero Attrezzato Campanili del Latemar
A quiet but long outing. Ferrata section is almost entirely a sideways traverse. Wild and lonely scenery.
Mountain(s) / Location: Latemar Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2846 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9337 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: B  
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Via Ferrata Fausto Susatti
A low-altitude, low-commitment route in the Lake Garda Area. Decent scenery and good views of Lake Garda, technically only very moderate, and not a lot of exposure. Definitely a good beginner route and a good route when higher routes are snowed in.
Mountain(s) / Location: Monte Rochetta / Piccoli Dolomiti
Maximum Height (metres): 914 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 3000 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Via Ferrata Carlo Campalani
A relatively short ferrata that climbs one of the few steeper faces in a mountain range to the south that is generally less-steep than the higher dolomites. A nice, climbing-oriented way to get to the top of Cima Carega and to the Rifugio Fraccaroli
Mountain(s) / Location: Monte Lessini / Vicentini Alps
Maximum Height (metres): 2157 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 7076 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Via Ferrata Bolver Luigi
A fantastic high-quality climb up a big wall in the Pale Group. Descent route may have snow and require ice ax and crampons.
Mountain(s) / Location: Pale di San Martino Group
Maximum Height (metres): 3004 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9856 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 4C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: F  
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Sentiero del Curato Militare Hosp
The easier way to climb scenic and historic Torre Toblino tower (the other way being the VF delle Scalette). Tower was a focal point of the mountain battles of WWI; has great view of the surrounding terrain
Mountain(s) / Location: Sesto Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2618 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8588 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2A  
Hofler/Werner Rating: -  
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Via Ferrata Michielli Strobel
A scenic moderate-altitude, moderate-time route close to Cortina.
Mountain(s) / Location: Punta Fiammes
Maximum Height (metres): 2240 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 7348 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: D  
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Via Ferrata Piz da Lech
Easy cablecar approach; short, good climb with big ladders. Excellent views of interior Sella Group.
Mountain(s) / Location: Piz da Lech, Sella Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2910 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9547 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 3B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: D  
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Ferrata Nord
A very easy intermittent ferrata that climbs the north ridge of the Croda Rossa di Sesto Mountain.
Mountain(s) / Location: Sesto Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2933 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 9624 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: B  
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Via Ferrata Masare
Follows the crest of a jagged ridgeline. Lots of interesting up and down; moderate climbing, some exposed airy sections. Good to combine with the nearby via ferrata Rotwand.
Mountain(s) / Location: Masare
Maximum Height (metres): 2727 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8947 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2C  
Hofler/Werner Rating: B  
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Sentiero De Luca / Innerkofler
A short and scenic route in the eastern dolomites, through and along wartime tunnels and ledges, and with excellent views of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. The climbing is relatively easy, and there is not a lot of elevation gain.
Mountain(s) / Location: Sesto Group
Maximum Height (metres): 2640 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8660 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: D  
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Via Ferrata delle Trincee
Steep and exposed start, but otherwise not hard technically. Great views, interesting wartime remnants.
Mountain(s) / Location: Padon Ridge
Maximum Height (metres): 2727 metres
Maximum Height (feet): 8946 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 4B  
Hofler/Werner Rating: E  
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Via Ferrata
Attilio Sieff
A short hike followed by a short, relative easy ferrata. Ends on a forested pinnacle with a view down into the valley below.
Mountain(s) / Location: Punta Polse
Maximum Height: 1450 metres / 4757 feet
Fletcher/Smith Rating: 2A
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