Sci Club 18
The “Sci Club 18″ is a demanding new via ferrata which winds its way up the Crepe di Faloria face, immediately beneath the cable car which leads up to the top of Monte Faloria above Cortina.
The ferrata is named after the Sci Club 18, the skiers club founded in 1930 in a pub in Rome by 18 friends who wanted to “promote skiing and the moral standpoint of youths”.
|Faloria||Very difficult – Ferrata ascent: : 643 m||3,5 hours||Faloria Refuge||5 stars|
Renè De Pol
The actual via ferrata is not particularly long and traverses the north and north east faces of the Forame mountain chain, a minor western outcrop of the Cristallo group.
500m of metal cables and sections of iron rungs lead through small walls and past rubble terraces to reach the Austrian First World War emplacements and the Punta Ovest del Forame summit as well as the Forame de Fora.
From Forcella Verde it is also possible to reach the Cristallo’s Forcella Grande and, along the easier Ivano Dibona, reach Forcella Staunies and Rifugio Guido Lorenzi.
|Cristallo||Medium – Ferrata ascent: 200 m||6 hours||–||3 stars|
This short but panoramic itinerary follows the crest which, at 3000m, runs from Forcella Staunies to the summit of Cristallo di Mezzo.
Equipped with cables and ladders, the highly popular “Marino Bianchi” is ascended and descended along the same line.
|Cristallo||Medium – Ferrata ascent:240 m||4 hours||Son Forca Refuge – Guido Lorenzi Refuge||3 stars|
This long itinerary crosses the well-known 27 m suspension bridge and then follows a magnificent and airy line along ledges used during the First World War.
The ferrata poses no particular difficulties as it is predominantly downhill. By combining the Ivano Dibona with the Ferrata Bianchi on the Cristallo di Mezzo and the diversion to the Cima del Cristallino one can carry out a fantastic traverse through the Gruppo del Cristallo.
|Cristallo||Medium – Ferrata ascent: 1600 m||8 hours||Son Forca Refuge||5 stars|