Piccolo Principe is a mix between traditional and modern: traditional for the protection (pegs and natural pro along the pitches, bolts on the belays), and modern due to the direct line which searches for the beauty of climbing up the most compact sections of the wall. The route climbs to the left of the beautiful "Leviti-Nemela" (Aldo Leviti e Ivo Nemela 1973) and the more recent "Banda degli Onesti" (Eddy Boldrin).
From Passo Pordoi continue by car to the Ossario. From here follow signs for 'Ferrata C.Piazzetta' until the path leads beanth Punta Larsei. The ferrata starts on the right on a detached pillar, while our route starts on the left in the centre of the wall, to the left of 'La banda degli onesti' and 'Leviti – Nemela'. Sling on two nuts and a peg just above mark the start.
P1: 6c+, P2: 6c, P3: 4+, P4: 6c, P5: 6b+, P6: 6c+, P7: 6c, P8: 7a+
4 abseils along the route or on foot down the ferrata 'C.Piazzetta'
Friends (up to 4 camelot), tricam, slings, two 60m ropes
Pegs were placed along the pitches, bolts protect the belays (Raumer inox 8mm). On 31/08/05 Tondini and Segato comleted and freed the route (all pitches had been aided during the first ascent).
First free ascent: Nicola Tondini and Dario Segato 31/08/05