Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 2100 ft (636 m), Grade III|
|FA:||Done in 1912|
|Page Views:||748 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||Tim Wolfe on Jan 22, 2016|
|Admins:||Tim Wolfe, Shawn Heath|
The route starts a short distance to the right of the black streak/waterfall described on the approach. Follow the very thin, loose cable up the wall through chimneys (cable gone here – clip the pegs for protection if needed). It wanders up with some traverses generally following the cable up steep rock until you pop out on a large ledge system with a trail. Behind you is a great view of the Sassolungo massif. Walk left on a ledge system then up along this trail picking up another cabled section through gullies and steps on the steep face in the distance. At the end of this cable you will be on the summit of Piz Selva.
Descent: From the summit of Piz Selva you can remove your climbing gear and prepare for a long but beautiful circular hike around the entire plateau. Follow trail 649 up and down towards the north east until it begins to turn right and descend south east to Forcella Antersase (a pass with multiple trail crossings – pay attention and take the correct path here). At this point, descend right down path 647 dropping down into the Val Lasties along the huge Western face of Sass Pordoi. As you drop down you have two options – you can stay on path 647 and descend to the bar and Rifugio near Pian de Schiavaneis sport climbing area if you have friends to pick you up. Otherwise take path 656 traversing below the Piz Ciavazes south eastern side, eventually coming out at the road. Hike up the road for a few miles or try to catch a ride hitch hiking back to Passo Sella and your car.