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Via Ferrata: Paternkofel

· 2 reviews · Fixed rope route · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi · closed
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moderate
Distance 5.3 km
3:00 h
728 m
311 m
2,735 m
2,218 m

Highly recommendable fixed-cable climbing path for experienced via ferrata climbers Starting point: Locatelli/Drei Zinnen Hut

This via ferrata is only suitable for experienced via ferrata climbers who are sure-footed, have a good head for heights and a lot of stamina.

From the Drei Zinnen hut the trail takes towards the “Frankfurter" rock and then enters into the tunnel. At the end of the tunnel the fixed-cable trail takes to the Gamsscharte passage. From there, it goes steeply up to the summit. In the scree around the summit, you have to concentrate on your climbing – there are various places where you could get confused and go wrong. From the summit, returns to the Gamsscharte passage and from there it goes down a few metres in a rocky gully and further on at the wartime trail to the Forgella Paterno/Paternsattel.

The impressive tunnel passages, numerous openings in the rock and an interesting section where you have to crawl, just before the Paternsattel, make this via ferrata extremely exciting and highly recommended, both for its central location in the Sexten Dolomites and for its summit panoramas.

Only walkable if the current weather conditions are good. WARNING: The GPX data may differ from reality. For information your contact is the Alpinschule Sexten Drei Zinnen +39 0474 710375 info@alpinschule-dreizinnen.com

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Difficulty
B/C moderate
Stamina
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Highest point
2,735 m
Lowest point
2,218 m
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Coordinates:
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46.612220, 12.295934
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46°36'44.0"N 12°17'45.4"E
UTM
33T 292943 5165625
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Highly recommendable fixed-cable climbing path for experienced via ferrata climbers Starting point: Locatelli/Drei Zinnen Hut

This via ferrata is only suitable for experienced via ferrata climbers who are sure-footed, have a good head for heights and a lot of stamina.

From the Drei Zinnen hut the trail takes towards the “Frankfurter" rock and then enters into the tunnel. At the end of the tunnel the fixed-cable trail takes to the Gamsscharte passage. From there, it goes steeply up to the summit. In the scree around the summit, you have to concentrate on your climbing – there are various places where you could get confused and go wrong. From the summit, returns to the Gamsscharte passage and from there it goes down a few metres in a rocky gully and further on at the wartime trail to the Forgella Paterno/Paternsattel.

The impressive tunnel passages, numerous openings in the rock and an interesting section where you have to crawl, just before the Paternsattel, make this via ferrata extremely exciting and highly recommended, both for its central location in the Sexten Dolomites and for its summit panoramas.

Only walkable if the current weather conditions are good. WARNING: The GPX data may differ from reality. For information your contact is the Alpinschule Sexten Drei Zinnen +39 0474 710375 info@alpinschule-dreizinnen.com

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Starting point: Locatelli/Drei Zinnen Hut

Coordinates

DD
46.612220, 12.295934
DMS
46°36'44.0"N 12°17'45.4"E
UTM
33T 292943 5165625
w3w 
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Questions and answers

Question from Antioco Obinu · July 28, 2020 · Community
il tempo di percorrenza considera il giro completo con partenza e arrivo il rifugio Auronzo? 3 ore totali (andata + ritorno) oppure 3 ore sola andata? grazie mille!
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Answered by Thorsten Vehslage · July 28, 2020 · Community
Il ritorno dura 1:30 ore. L'intero tour dura 4:30 ore.

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Kaj Kusterer
February 28, 2020 · Community
Tourenbericht: https://www.headshaker.de/unit.php?ID=101
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Video: Kaj Kusterer, Community
Thorsten Vehslage
October 14, 2018 · Community
Dieser Klettersteig ist mit seiner Aussicht auf die Drei Zinnen ein absolutes Muss für Klettersteig-Liebhaber.
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Difficulty
B/C moderate
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
728 m
Descent
311 m
Highest point
2,735 m
Lowest point
2,218 m
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