Dolomites – Pomagagnon
TOTAL TRAVEL TIME
From June to October (be aware of early or late snowfalls).
Usual equipment for Via Ferrata. In case of snow, provide suitable equipment.
With the trail marked 202 located near the Institute Heliotherapy Putti above Chiave, in about an hour and a half, you climb in the forest towards the base of the great debris cone that descends from the fork of Pomagagnon. From here you leave the path, which continues to the left by the gorge, and take the little trail that leads to the beginning of our crossing.
Itinerary very exposed but without particular difficulties, it is suitable for hikers with good experience and, face the complex drop, well trained. Care must be taken to follow the sections of ledge with a detrital base
You climb decidedly crossing under the brim of Bartoldo (2435m). Then climbed over the very south edge of the next coast of Bartoldo, continue descending slowly, always for Cengia, in the direction of the gorge separating the same coast of Bartoldo and the subsequent Croda Cestellis (2250m). Crossing the steep couloir, you climb up between the rocks pointing to the sheer between Croda Cestellis and Punta Erbing (2301m). The ledge ends here while our path continues along the path on the opposite side of the newly reached ridge that opens towards the Val Grande and the massif of the Cristallo Mount. The path continues along the walls of the cracks of Zuméles and reaches the homonymous fork (2072m).
From the Zuméles fork (from where you can reach for trail 205 the Rif. Franchetti at the foot of the Cristallo Mount) is redescending following the marker 204 to the starting point of the Chiave town.
This beautiful “Croda walk” along the third of the five ledges del Pomagagnon is an airplane but not a difficult path, absolutely not to be missed. The route, well equipped in the most exposed stretches, allows you to cross from east to west, all the southern part. And the view sweeps without limits on the green and fantastic Conca Ampezzo.