Cima di Fojorina e Denti della Vecchia

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Date: 18 May 2010
Maximum height: 1809.6 m
Difference in height: 1200 m
Length: 16 km
Kilometers effort: 32 kmef
Duration: 8 hours
Huts reached: Capanna Pairolo


SAC-CAS hiking scale Da Petrolzo passando dalla Capanna Pairolo fino alla Cima di Fojorina.
SAC-CAS hiking scale Dalla Cima di Fojorina fino al Passo Streccione.
SAC-CAS hiking scale Dal Passo Streccione fino al canale a metà del Sasso Grande e ritorno.
SAC-CAS hiking scale Dal Passo Streccione scendendo lungo il canalone fino a quota 1260 metri (con passaggi T4).
SAC-CAS hiking scale Da quota 1260 metri fino a Petrolzo.

Comment (Automatic translation in english)

For this trip I left Petrolzo, where there are a few parking spaces. I headed first to Usin and then I continued towards the Mataron. About 40 meters further down the summit there is a path (not marked on the map) that leads directly to the Pairolo hut. From here I then climbed the Mataron where there is a large cross and then I took the path that leads to the Alpe Pianca Bella. At an altitude of 1600 meters you will come across a sign, which must be turned 90 degrees to the right, climbing 5-6 meters, until you reach the little visible path that leads to the Fojorina Pass. From the pass then follow the ridge up to the summit. Then descend to the Passo di Pianca Bella and continue along the path that runs along the ridge to the Cima dell'Oress. The path is always clearly visible up to about 1550 meters, where it is reached by another path coming from Italy. From here the path that I followed becomes less and less visible and crosses with other little paths, making it difficult to follow the correct path. In one way or another you reach the hut and from the latter you start towards the Streccione Pass, always on well-visible paths. At this point I tried to climb the Sasso Grande, but halfway I gave up because of the strong wind. The trail, however, starts from the passage just mentioned and goes straight to the summit. After about ten meters there is another path that heads, without going up, towards west-south-west. From this path you can reach the saddle before the canal, but it presents a slightly ugly passage (II degree). The path that goes up west-north-west, also reaches the saddle, but is a bit 'simpler than the other (although a little' more scenic). After reaching the saddle, after a few meters you reach a wide canal like a person, inside which the path continues. As said, due to the strong wind, I descended to Passo Streccione. From the pass descends, along a gully, a path that immediately divides into 2-3 paths and makes it difficult to understand which is the best one. There are some points a bit 'more complicated (T4) before finally reaching the forest, where the path back one and not more difficult [update: the path has been improved and there are now no more T4 passages, only T3]. From here you reach Cioascio and then finally return to Petrolzo.

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Capanna Pairolo

  • Capanna Pairolo
  • Croce sul Mataron
  • Cima di Fojorina
  • Cima di Fojorina
  • Il Torrione
  • Cima di Fojorina
  • Il Torrione
  • Sentiero
  • Sasso Grande
  • Sasso Grande
  • Sentiero sul Sasso Grande
  • La Mano
  • Sentiero sul Sasso Grande
  • Canale
  • Canale