FERRARI VIA FERRATA
Ferrari Via Ferrata was built by Gaep (Gruppo alpinisti escursionisti piacentini) in two years thanks to the support of Fondazione di Piacenza e Vigevano.
It is an aided climbing route for expert mountaineers. The gear required is a climbing helmet, harness, double rope and carabiners. The route is marked by white-red signs and is dedicated to Adolfo Ferrari, a member of GAEP who sadly passed away.
Just before the path on top of the mountain, there is a sign indicating the gear required to continue. The route is only for expert mountaineers. The route is exposed and follows a steep climb on the edge of the wood to reach the rocks with climbing aids: about 200 m of steel wire fixed to the rock with expansion bolts and suitable blocking systems.
Some passages on the route are within difficulty grade no. 2 and 3 (the two intermediate passages and the final one where you can see the dedication to Adolfo Ferrari, at 1640 m).
The path ends to the north of Prato del Pero, just below the top of Roncalla mountain (1665 m), over 200 m altitude gap. The view is breathtaking, following Valle Tribolata and Torrio village to reach Val d’Aveto and the Crociglia mountains to the north.