Easy route up the east wall of Monte Colodri alongside the overhangs, with a spectacular view on the Valley of river Sarca. A classic of Garda Trentino!
The east face of Colodri witnessed the birth of free climbing in Arco in the seventies and eighties when the first modern routes were freed and it became a reference point for the first climbers.
The bolted trail was created as a descent trail for the hundreds of climbing teams that scale the sheer walls.
It is easy to get to, relatively simple and has a handy descent trail which makes it the perfect place for anyone approaching the vertical world for the first time. In fact it has quickly become the most popular via ferrata in Garda Trentino for beginners and families.
Put on your helmet, harness and ferrata set, and in a few minutes from Prabi you are at the start of the ferrata. After a section with cable and steps, you come to a smooth wall which is the baptism by fire for the absolute beginner: the rungs and safety cable will help you overcome any fear. Shortly before the top there is one last vertical stretch fitted with rungs for an exciting finish.
From the summit of Monte Colodri the view stretches from the Castle rock over the entire vale of Garda Trentino.
Emergency number 112.
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In Prabi take the trail in front of the car park of the municipal swimmingpool, which leads you to the foot of Monte Colodri and in a few minutes to the start of the ferrata.
The start of the via ferrata is above the limestone boulders at the foot of the east face of Monte Colodri. The first stretch is a track which zigzags up side of the rock. After a short vertical section, continue diagonally to the left until you come to the base of a smooth slab fitted out with rungs (1). Head up diagonally to the left following a cleft in the rock which brings you to the final upward stretch. The final vertical section is fitted with rungs and stirrups to take you past the short dihedral, which takes you over the top of the wall. A limestone slab of karst formation with plenty of cracks and clefts takes you to the cross at the top in just a few minutes.
From the summit follow the Sentiero dei Lecci trail and head downto Laghel. Then continue to Arco town centre.
VARIATIONS OF THE CLIMB COLODRI FOR MOUNT COLT
From the cross of Monte Colodri go north until you arrive at the cliffs. Continue along the bolted trail (there are security wires to hold on too), that goes down westwards until the SAT431 trail and follow the path until you reach the hills just before the peak of Monte Colt, staying close to the pylon. Go down along the path east of Monte Colt: this wired path is not technically difficult, but it is exposed and requires climbing equipment such as boots, harness, helmets. There is a metal ladder to enable you to climb the last rock, before the descent towards Malapreda. Return to Prabi via Ceniga.
The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda, Nago and Arco – are connected by a number of urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point or in the immediate surroundings.
For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it
How to get to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
Free parking in Caneve (5 min. walk from the town centre).
More Pay parking: Foro Boario parking, via Caproni Maini (Car park near the bridge), Post office (Via Monache).
|Activity time||4 h 00 min|
|Height difference||423 m|