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Climbing the Gran Cier peak at sunrise

Fixed rope route

Climbing the Gran Cier peak at sunrise

Fixed rope route · Alta Badia · closed
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  • Sunrise
    / Sunrise
    Photo: Alta Badia Brand/Daniel Taipale, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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    / Top_of_the_Cir
    Photo: Alta Badia/Daniel Taipale, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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closed
moderate
Distance 1.4 km
2:05 h
524 m
60 m
2,586 m
2,118 m

A sunrise is always a stirring moment. Experiencing sunrise in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Dolomites, where an extraordinary show of lights throws the limelight on spectacular rock towers, though, is nothing less than an unforgettable experience.

This hike brings you to the Cier peaks, short outside Colfosco.
 

Difficulty
B moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,586 m
Lowest point
2,118 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Turn-by-turn directions

Reach the passo Gardena/Grödner Joch (2121 m), where you can park and head north on a dirt road that rises up to the mountain station of the Dantercepies cabin lift. Continue through the meadows until the gravel canal to the west of the Gran Cier. Here a well-marked path leads to the canal exit with safety ropes (about 30 min. of climb). Continue uphill zigzagging up to the base of the rock. A pleasant and not too demanding climb leads to the Cier summit (2592 m).

The descent is along the same route.

Starting point: Passo Gardena/Grödner Joch 
Highest point: 2.592

It is advisable to approach the climb with an appropriate climbing equipment.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km
  • Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.suedtirolbus.it - www.cortinaexpress.it

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Via Ferratas

  • Via ferrata set
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata or hard-wearing safety gloves
  • Positioning lanyard / personal anchor system with screwgate carabiners for resting
  • Via ferrata belay kit if required (when accompanying beginners and / or children)
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Via Ferrata Small Cier
  • Via Ferrata Brigata Alpina Tridentina in the Sella Group
  • Via Ferrata Les Cordes
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Status
closed
Difficulty
B moderate
Distance
1.4 km
Duration
2:05 h
Ascent
524 m
Descent
60 m
Highest point
2,586 m
Lowest point
2,118 m

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