TOPO Via ferrata
■ Type of route: via ferrata
■ Direction: west
■ Fitted length: 500m
■ Vertical rise: +350 m
■Estimated total time: 2h to 2h30
■ Min and max altitude: 1560 m / 1910 m
■ Equipment in place: generous, rungs and a few climbing holds
■ Equipment required: classic gear
Difficulty: K4 or D, only the central section is difficult, with a small overhang and 2 aerial traverses.
Access to the place
Map & topo
Hiking to the start 2'
None, since the ferrata starts at the roadside. Otherwise, it's just a few minutes from where you left the car. This is an advantage, but also a disadvantage, as you're constantly climbing with a view of the roads and the city.
Part 1: Getting started
Start with a series of rungs to cross the large protective iron gates. The route is fairly straight, with a series of small equipped slabs leading to a small sloping plateau. Follow the path and climb with the help of a rope to the foot of a more impressive reddish-ochre wall.
Part 2: the difficulties
This is the most difficult part of the ferrata. We climb a vertical slab to come to a position under an overhanging boulder. At this point, you have to cross to the left, overcome the slight overhang and then cross to the right again to continue and exit higher up. There's a lot of gas, but everything is very well equipped.
Part 3: the exit
We join a path that skims the cliff and climbs at an angle, this time to the left, to finally reach the Roc del Quer viewpoint.
From the summit and the viewpoint, take a path that comes out at the back and turn right to return almost to the starting point. The path is fairly steep, rocky and equipped with ropes in places. Alternatively, halfway down the descent, you'll come to the finish of the Canal de Mora ferrata, which you can then unclimb.