Climb The Brigata Tridentina Via Ferrata

Rate this Adventure 2.5 miles 2316.3 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Cat Ekkelboom-White

The Brigata Tridentina Route or Via Ferrata Pisciadù is one of the most popular via ferrata routes in the Dolomites. And for good reason!

If you want to add a via ferrata on to your itinerary for the Dolomites, then the Pisciadù Via Ferrata (also known as Brigata Tridentina Klettersteig) is one of the best. A Dolomites classic!

This VF is easily accessible from the village of Colfosco, on the Passo Gardena mountain pass, with a small parking area close to the start.

Because this VF is easy to reach and not too technically challenging, it can get extremely busy in the summer months, so you'll either need to start early or wait until later in the afternoon and plan to sleep in the mountain refuge at the top.

When there's nobody else on the route, you can get to the top in around 2 hours. But if you plan on taking your time, or during busy times, plan around 3-4 hours, as you may find yourselves waiting in line.

The route is divided into 2 separate sections, with a small hike between them in the middle. Graded C, with the majority of the climb being closer to B graded difficulty. The route is not technically challenging, but because of it's length, I wouldn't recommend it for complete beginners. There are only two options to exit the route once you start. One after the first section, and another before the final steeper part of the route.

Route Topo

The descent back to the valley should also not be underestimated. The descent follows the route 666 which in many places is steep and narrow, with a lot of loose rock and gravel underfoot. You'll want to plan for around 2 hours for the descent.

Read More


Rock Climbing
Easy Parking


Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Nearby Adventures

  • Hike from Rifugio Pisciadu to Rifugio Franz Kostner via Piz Boè

    If you're planning a trip to the Dolomites, you simply must plan a hut-to-hut hike.Last year I did a number of multi-day hikes from hut to hut, and this one definitely has to be one of the most dramatic.I've already shared the first day of the adv...

    5.4 miles 2099.7 ft gain

  • Citta dei Sassi - Sport Climbing Crag

    Cita dei Sassi is a great sport climbing and bouldering area on the Sella Pass, not far from Val Gardena in the Dolomites, with a number of boulders and short, bolted sport routes all a short walk from the car park. To access the area, drive over ...

  • Hike from Col Raiser to Seceda in the Dolomites

    Seceda is one of the most famous (and most photographed) spots in all of the Italian Dolomites. This summer I decided to finally visit it to see if it was really worth the hype, and to see if there was a way to escape the worst of the crowds.Most ...

  • Photograph St. Johann Church

    This small church sits in a cow pasture just outside of Puez-Geisler Nature Park. The church is next to a hotel, making parking and visiting a little easier. To get the best vantage point of the church and mountains, walk down the road and shoot...