Monte Catria

  • Monte Catria
  • 1701 m
  • Prominence 1065 m
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1.
  • Location: North 43.46112, East 12.70427 (GPS)
  • Climbed: June 23, 2022


How to get there:
Access from the north. Locate Via del Renaccio, it crosses the pass north-east of Monte Catria. Drive this (paved) road to the col and park there. This location is N43.46994, E12.69773, elevation about 1380 meter.
A quick summary of the peaks climbed in Italy 2022.
A road runs up to a small rifugio, but it is better to follow the clear trail that heads directly up the slope from the col. When you reach the top of the road (some buildings), continue straight uphill through the forest. There are many different trails here, none particularly good. As you exit on the upper side of the forest section, follow various trails uphill to gain the main crest. There are also trails traversing more right, overall the best approach here is to keep left (uphill) and gain the top. From here, stroll along the pretty wide top ridge to the final, short hill that gains the summit with its large cross.
I left the col at 1010. It took 40 minutes from there to the summit. It was quite windy, perhaps not so common for this part of Itay? I left after a brief summit stay and descended in 30 minutes.