Via ferrata Harry Potter
Difficulties:F - Easy
from 01/03 to 30/11You can try it out also in the winter when there is little snow... for those that don't feel the cold!
Departure:Gressoney La Trinité (1685 meters)
Arrival:Peak of the rock “Kleiner Monte Rosa” (1695 meters)
Difference in level:10 m
How to get there
Tollbooth of Pont St. Martin. You continue until you reach the statale or state road, passing a traffic light to your right, you reach a roundabout. Follow the directions for Gressoney. Once you’re at La Trinité, at the hotel Jolanda and skiing facilities, you leave your car in the huge parking area to your left.
More than an itinerary it is a sort of rock school with a practice wall for climbing. It is a reinforced iron wall for children, therefore called Harry Potter, with chisellings and tyrolienne where kids and adults alike can have some fun…
Description of the route
From the parking areas, located on the opposite side of the Lys river with regards to the facilities of punta Jolanda, you continue to walk towards the glaciers along the right orographical bank for about 50 meters. Once you have reached the playground to your left you can see the structure located in the field: it is a school of strengthened rocks, with a fence and a wooden statue. You climb up along steps slanting to the right, you cross and re-climb one last step, shortly reaching a platform. From there you jump off with a cable way that takes you to the field below. (You can go on it more than once or test yourself in the 9 climbing routes for beginners on real rocks with a few artificial grips).
For more information:
Scuola di Alpinismo Monte Rosa www.guidemonterosa.com
Società Guide Alpine di Gressoney (Mountain Guides Society of Gressoney) www.guidemonterosa.info