Via Ferrata Rino Pisetta - Dain Piccolo
This Via Ferrata is the most difficult ferrata at northern lake Garda. It requires a really good condition and know-how: it is therefore advised only for experienced climbers.
The rocky pillar of Dain Piccolo closes the Sarca Valley to the north, towering above the town of Sarche and Lake Toblino, one of the loveliest lakes in the Alps. The sheer wall of Dain Piccolo has witnessed some of the most exhilarating feats in climbing, from the masterpiece of the Canna d’Organo freed by Bruno Detassis to the extreme modern routes by Larcher and co..
To the far right of the SE wall a via ferrata was created in 1982 and dedicated to the mountaineer Rino Pisetta. The bolted route is the most challenging in all the Sarca Valley and one of the most difficult in the entire Alps. The continuous exposure, limited number of holds, and length, mean that it requires basic climbing technique as well as athletic training. The first section is deliberately difficult, giving you a chance to understand the nature of the ferrata and if needs be, leave by the escape route, as from here on abandoning the ferrata becomes challenging and dangerous. The route leaves indelible memories with its smooth limestone slabs risingy sheer above Lake Toblino.