Bocchette Centrali via ferrata, Brenta Dolomites
A spectacular itinerary with a great view from the most aerial of ledges in the Brenta Dolomites. A dream hike for thrill seekers looking for altitude, cliff faces, and stunning panoramas.
The Bocchette Centrali via ferrata heads into the untamed heart of the Brenta Dolomites beneath majestic spires including Brenta Alta, Campanil Basso, Alto, Torre di Brenta, and Crozzon. This panoramic itinerary is a celebration of high-altitude cliff faces and runs along exposed ledges (at altitudes of between 2,500m/8,200’ and 2,800m/9,185’) that call for a good head for heights.
Perhaps one of the most beautiful and most thrilling of the Brenta Dolomite trails featuring panoramas you won’t find anywhere else. The via ferrata itself takes about 4 hours, but you will need to take account of the round trip to get to the trail (about 4-7 hours) when calculating the total time of your outing.
The itinerary can be done either clockwise (from Rifugio Alimonta to Bocca di Brenta) or counter-clockwise (from Rifugio Pedrotti to Bocca di Brenta to Rifugio Alimonta), the latter of which features better lighting conditions. The route is well equipped with iron cabling and rungs, but is recommended for expert, physically fit mountaineers due to length, exposure, and technical difficulty.