Location: North 46:00.232, East 011:29.140 (GPS on the summit)
Near Asiago, east of Trento, Italy
Difficulty: Class 2, easy offtrail hike.
Climbed July 16, 2004.
How to get there:
See information under Cima Dodici Route description:
The first part of this route description is under
Cima Dodici. From the hut Bivacco Busa della Dodesa, the trail 206 climbs into
a saddle south of Cima Undici. As you reach this saddle, leave the trail
and head straight up the ridge staying near the cliff (left) in order to
avoid the mountain pine. This ridge is very easy, YDS class 2, and soon you
will stay at the summit.
Continue along the summit ridge and descend along the equally easy north-east ridge
until reaching the saddle named Passo Castelnovo (approximately 2163 meter).
Continue east on trail 206, and visit Monte Ortigara, 2106 meter, but not enough
drop to qualify as an independent mountain. There is yet another war memorial
on this summit.
From Monte Ortigara, head about 500 meter south-west
and pick up trail 839 descending towards the south-east.
About two kilometer further downhill, this trail briefly follows a road that curves
left around the upper end of an open, grassy depression. Leave the road and follow a
clearly marked trail into the depression and across to the huts called
Malga Campoluzzo (1780m). Continue gently uphill along trail 839 as it winds
it way across hills south towards the road. Many more signs and traces from
the warfare in 1917 can be seen. The trail climbs across a hill before
descending to the road a short kilometer from where we parked the car. Comments:
I did this climb with my son Pål Jørgen, age 15.
See additional information under Cima Dodici.
Cima Undici (in the foreground) as seen from the higher Dodici nearby.