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Via ferrata Oscar Schuster

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moderate
Distance 11.9 km
5:00 h
780 m
1,050 m
2,958 m
2,181 m

The via ferrata Oscar Schuster is an easy one also suitable for beginners. The way to the starting point is not difficult and you can make it shorter taking the funicular to the forcella. Anyway reaching the summit you will have an astonishing view to the Seiser Alm, the Schlern and also the valley.

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A/B moderate
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Highest point
2,958 m
Lowest point
2,181 m
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Coordinates:
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46.514510, 11.739540
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46°30'52.2"N 11°44'22.3"E
UTM
32T 710150 5154862
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Turn-by-turn directions

From Selva Val Gardena you can reach the Passo Sella either by bus or by car. Park at the Passo Sella refuge near the valley station of the Forcella del Sassolungo cable car.

Take the track to the Forcella del Sassolungo (1.5 hours walk 525 from Passo Sella). From the fork on path 525 go down steeply to the Vicenza refuge for about 350m and turn left into the Sasso Piatto cirque on the red marked path. The entrance is on the right side of the cirque, in front of it there is almost always an old snow field.

The track starts on a ramp which is at the beginning secured (A), then with easy climb it brings you until its end. A crossing follows on the upper edge of a heap of debris up to a steep channel. Through this channel, very exposed to rockfall, you climb uninsured until you reach a saddle (2853m). From here you have a splendid view of the Piani di Cunfin, where you’ll find again the insurance of wire ropes. Then on a short part of the wall (B) to the right in a canal (A/B) and to a rock with a blockage (A/B). After a crossing exposed to another channel (A/B). Then you climb up a wall of slabs (B) from the Madonna (a small statue attached to the rock) to the large stepped ramp. The ramp often has a rocky area and leads to the exit, which is located a few meters to the right of the summit. The path is marked in red.

Crossing the huge south-western flank with gravel and a few small steps of rock on path 527 to the Sasso Piatto refuge or even before it, at about 2485m you already descend to the left directly to the path of Federico Augusto (abbreviation ¼ hours of time saving). On this path, passing through the Sandro Pertini and Federico Augusto refuges, you return to the Sella Pass (total 1100 m, 3 hours).

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Getting there

With the bus or with the car starting from Selva up to Passo Sella.

Coordinates

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46.514510, 11.739540
DMS
46°30'52.2"N 11°44'22.3"E
UTM
32T 710150 5154862
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Questions and answers

Question from Christoph Probst · July 08, 2021 · Community
Ist der Oskar-Schuster-Klettersteig tatsächlich aktuell Juli 2021 nicht begehbar, weil als "geschlossen" aufgeführt ist bei der Tour?
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Answered by Matthias Hallaschek · July 21, 2021 · Community
Das würde mich auch interessieren, wir wollen den Steig am 28.7.2021 machen.

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Thomas Dloreiz
September 22, 2018 · Community
Schöne Tour, letztes Stück zum Einstieg ist durch viel Geröll nicht ganz ohne, wir hatten einige Steine die abgegangen sind und dort ist etwas Vorsicht geboten. Der Klettersteig ist wirklich ein Traum und auch Einsteiger haben hier ihre Freude. Für meine Freundin und Nachbearbeitung der erste Steig und wir hatten viel Spaß :) Der Abstieg über viel Geröll war kräfteraubend und sicherlich gerade für Anfänger nicht zu unterschätzen. Auch die anschließende Tour bis zum Parkplatz zieht sich. Alles in allem eine tolle Tour, aber konditionell muss man vorsichtig sein UND 5h sind aus unserer Sicht unrealistisch. Mal sollte eher mit 9h rechnen wenn man hier und da mal ein Foto macht, mal 2-3min durchatmen will und wenn man auf der Hütte noch 1h etwas isst.
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When did you do this route? September 22, 2018

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Difficulty
A/B moderate
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
780 m
Descent
1,050 m
Highest point
2,958 m
Lowest point
2,181 m

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