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Via Ferrata Fausto Susatti - Cima Capi

8 Fixed rope route • Lake Garda
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Garda Trentino
  • Cima Capi
    / Cima Capi
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • Cima Capi - Cima Rocca
    / Cima Capi - Cima Rocca
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • Via Ferrata F. Susatti
    / Via Ferrata F. Susatti
    Photo: G.P. Calzà, Garda Trentino
  • Via Ferrata F. Susatti
    / Via Ferrata F. Susatti
    Photo: G.P. Calzà, Garda Trentino
  • Via Ferrata Fausto Susatti
    / Via Ferrata Fausto Susatti
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • Ferrata Sussati - Cima Capi - Garda Alta - Foletti - Bezecca
    / Ferrata Sussati - Cima Capi - Garda Alta - Foletti - Bezecca
    Video: CrazyCat
  • Sonntag, 2. Juli 2017, 21:39 Uhr
    / Sonntag, 2. Juli 2017, 21:39 Uhr
    Photo: Stephan Koch, Community
  • martedì 28 febbraio 2017 20:03:21
    / martedì 28 febbraio 2017 20:03:21
    Photo: Lorenzq Folgarait, Community
  • Via Ferrata F. Susatti
    / Via Ferrata F. Susatti
    Photo: G.P. Calzà, Garda Trentino
Map / Via Ferrata Fausto Susatti - Cima Capi

Panoramic and not particularly exposed, this via ferrata is advised also for beginners and kids. A real must-do of Garda Trentino! 

medium
6.6 km
6:29 h
1285 m
1006 m

Attention! The old Ponale road is closed at the moment. 
If you want to do this tour, you can start from Biacesa. 

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APT Garda Trentino
Updated: 2018-11-19

Difficulty
medium
Technique
B
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
936 m
65 m
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Safety information

  1. Only do the via ferrata if you are reasonably fit and in excellent health.
  2. Do not do the via ferrata in bad weather, especially if it looks like a storm is coming.
  3. Do not do the via ferrata alone: if you have an accident nobody will be able to call for help.
  4. The risk of rock falls increases if there are others on the via ferrata or with wind or rain.
  5. Always check route conditions; in winter you may find snow and ice on some routes which make progression dangerous.
  6. Use proper safety gear (helmet, harness, ferrata kit with double self-locking carabiners and energy absorbing systems); put on your helmet once you get near to the wall. Rocks might fall before you get to the start of the via ferrata.
  7. During progression always keep both carabiners clipped onto the safety cable and when you pass the anchor points make sure at least one is clipped on to each safety cable.
  8. Only one person may be on any length of cable between two anchor points.
  9. Wear clothing suited to the altitude, the season and the length of the route: hiking boots and ferrata gloves to protect you from contact with the metal parts.
  10. Pay special attention on the easy parts where there are no cables.
  11. Always check the condition of the bolts and cables on the wall as they can suffer damage in bad weather. If you even think you see any problems that might compromise safety, turn back and let us know about the situation at info@gardatrentino.it.
  12. In an emergency call 112.
  13. These instructions are no substitute for the specific courses held by mountaineering associations or professional guides. Unless you have experience doing via ferratas, it is better to go accompanied by a mountain guide.

 

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case,  the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Tips, hints and links

  • Facing a via ferrata requires knowledge of the right technique of progression and some training. If you want to try out this experience for the first time or check the use of the via ferrata set, we recommend that you contact one of our mountain guides: www.gardatrentino.it
  • For further information on routes, activities, events and accommodation at lake Garda:  APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 - www.gardatrentino.it

Turn-by-turn directions

Access

From Riva del Garda (see Gallery, Cima Capi) head up the Ponale trail, turn off to the right onto the trail SAT 405 Fausto Susatti until you come to the junction with the trail SAT 470 del Bech (1).

From Biacesa in Valle di Ledro (see Gallery, Cima Capi - Cima Rocca) follow directions for the trail SAT 470. Leave the trail SAT 471 Delle Laste, which leads up to Cima Rocca on your left, follow directions for ferrata Susatti until you come to the junction with the trail SAT 405 (1).

Ascent

At the junction of the trail SAT 405 and SAT 470 head up along the ridge, using stirrups and rungs to get over a short section on rock. After a section on the trail you ascend the limestone outcrop of Cima Capi with some exposed sections (2) until you come to a prominent block of rock (3) where you have a short athletic section. After a cleft, easy rocks take you to the trail which leads to the top.

Return

Head down from the top on the north side, easy but very exposed, until you come to the saddle between Cima Capi and Cima Rocca. From here you can head down towards Riva del Garda or Biacesa.

  • For Riva del Garda (see Gallery, Cima Capi) descend on the north side crossing the east face of Cima Rocca (4) and the valley after it; leave the trail for Bocca Pasumer on your left and you come to Bocca Enzima. Head down the side overlooking Riva del Garda until you come to the penstock and the trail SAT 405 which leads to Riva del Garda.
  • For Biacesa (see Gallery, Cima Capi - Cima Rocca) take the ferrata Mario Foletti SAT 406 on your left which traverse the southern face of Cima Rocca and leads to the shelter Bivacco Arcioni in about 40 minutes. From here head down to Biacesa on the steep trail SAT 460 which takes you past the chapel of San Giovanni.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Riva del Garda is connected to the other centres of Garda Trentino with local buses. 
The line Riva - Val di Ledro connects Riva del Garda to Biacesa. 
Info and timetables: www.gardatrentino.it

Getting there

How to get to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it 

Parking

Parking place for a fee available in via Monte Oro; free parking place via Galas. 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Garda Trentino trekking map – On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole

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Comments and ratings (10)

Bap Koller
2018-06-02
ein MUST
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Lui Lui
2018-05-24
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Ingo Langer
2018-05-12
Anstrengender Aufstieg ab Diva. Aber lohnenswert! Schöner Steig mit toller Aussicht, nicht so stark begangen wie der Via Dell' Amicizia.
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Samstag, 12. Mai 2018, 18:27 Uhr
Samstag, 12. Mai 2018, 18:27 Uhr
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Samstag, 12. Mai 2018, 18:27 Uhr
Samstag, 12. Mai 2018, 18:27 Uhr
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Samstag, 12. Mai 2018, 18:27 Uhr
Samstag, 12. Mai 2018, 18:27 Uhr
Photo: Ingo Langer, Community
Samstag, 12. Mai 2018, 18:27 Uhr
Samstag, 12. Mai 2018, 18:27 Uhr
Photo: Ingo Langer, Community
Samstag, 12. Mai 2018, 18:28 Uhr
Samstag, 12. Mai 2018, 18:28 Uhr
Photo: Ingo Langer, Community

Reviews
Difficulty
B medium
Distance
6.6 km
Duration
6:29 h
Ascent
1285 m
Descent
1006 m
Public transport friendly Nice views

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