South side – 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 h
EQUIPMENT: standard mountaineering equipment
Wonderful itinerary, almost a classic, that crosses the prominent south spur of Pala del Belìa with an elegant climb on good rock. The ascent proposes very interesting passages, but it is characterized by several grassy ledges that make the climb so discontinuous and can be slippery in case they are wet. So be careful. The climb, being often run, is nicely bolted. For the easy parts, our advice is to bring some pitons anyway. For the variety of the passages and the good exposition to sun this climb is highly recommended, also in unfavourable seasons.
From Rifugio Carestiato, walking the plain path that brings to the start point of Ferrata Costantini, you go to the base of the rocks, following an evident way, ascending an easy grassy slope you rapidly get to the start point of the climbs (0:20 h).
Exactly some meters left of south spur.
In order to come back from the top there are two alternatives. The first is to get to Ferrata Costantini crossing the large ledge towards west and go down along the ferrata. The second is to get down towards east going through meadows and rocky slabs, arriving in the couloir between Pala del Belìa and Pala del Bò. Crossing the couloir towards left you will get to the top of Pala del Bò (be careful in case of ice) and, going down through steep screes following a good marked path, you will get back to Rifugio Carestiato (1h)