Col Rodella Via Ferrata

August 2015

On a rainy day we went to the Via Ferrata at Col Rodella close to the Sella Pass. The climbing is engaging and quite stiff for the grade with some surprising exposure considering its small size. Perched atop the Sella Pass, overlooking the Val di Fassa, the views would be excellent if it hadn’t been misty

The south face of Col Rodella is also a sport crag with just under 50 routes that surround the via ferrata. Col Rodella is located on the Selva di Val Gardena (north) side of the Sella Pass (SS242 ) equidistant between Sassolungo and the Sella Towers, overlooking the Val di Fassa.

The route follows a logical line up the sunny south face with good protection and a well tensioned cable. Follow the wire up vertically for a few metres before a roof forces a short traverse left. A steeper wall above with good climbing leads to a rising traverse out left. A set of stemples assists with the next steep wall providing some excellent exposure. Easier climbing above this leads to the summit and Rifugio Col Rodella.

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