South face - Spigolo Sorarù ***
Silvano Peloso, 1957
Gianni Costantini, 1965
Luigi Decima, 1977
DEVELOPMENT: 440 m
DIFFICULTY: D+ R2; 4° 5° 1 pass. 5°+
ESTIMATED TIME: 4 hours
MATERIAL: normal mountaineering equipment
Beautiful itinerary, now classic, which runs along the evident southern edge of the Pala del Belìa with elegant climbing on excellent rock. The climb has very interesting passages, but unfortunately it is characterized by several grassy ledges that make the climb a bit discontinuous and can become slippery if they are wet. Therefore pay attention. The climb, being traveled frequently, is well equipped. For the easier sections, however, it is advisable to have a few nails. Due to the variety of passages and the beautiful exposure of the face to the sun, the route is highly recommended and can be visited even in the most unfavorable seasons.
From Rif. Carestiato, following the flat path that leads to the start of the Ferrata Costantini, you go to the base of the rocks, with an obvious path, going up an easy grassy slope you quickly reach the start of the climbs (0.20 h).
Exactly a few meters to the left of the south corner.
There are two alternatives to descend from the summit. The first is to reach, crossing on a large ledge towards the west, the Ferrata Costantini and go down through it. The second is to go down towards the east through meadows and stone slabs, moving into the gully between the Pala del Belìa and the Pala del Bò. Crossing it to the left you reach the top of Pala del Bò (be careful in case of ice) and, descending the steep scree with an obvious path, you return to Rif. Carestiato (1 h).