Looking up an ascent gully
Climbing the Alleghesi route
After almost 2,000 feet of climbing, the east-facing rib that you've been climbing meets the main north-south ridge of the Civetta, underneath the highpoint of the Punta Civetta. The angle eases here and there is more hiking and easy scrambling than there is ferrata. You've still got a fair ways to go to get to the summit, though! If you've got clear weather, the views are excellent, especially to the wild towers of 'Le Rochette' to the north.
The route now transitions to following the crest of Civetta's northern ridge. There is some exposed unprotected ledge-walking (see pictures), and, where there is ferrata, fairly easy climbing. Since you are on the crest of the main ridge, you are directly above the impressive 1000+m west face of the Civetta.
As you near Civetta's summit, there are fewer and fewer ferrata sections, and more and more hiking on a scree-path. Eventually the ferrata ends completely, and then it is a short hike along a path along the ridgecrest to the summit. Be aware of the big drop to your right! The summit has fantastic views in all directions (although when I was there it was completely socked in - but I know the views are good!).
ferrata home page | overview & intro | full
route list | satellite locator
map | rating systems | best