Via Elia breaches the SW Face of Steviola, high above the village Selva di Val Gardena, with nine pitches of sustained climbing. The route is protected with 10mm bolts.
Reach Selva di Val Gardena and follow signs for Vallunga. Park at the car park (payment in summer and winter). The rock face is clearly visibile from here
Walk along path “via crucis- Kreuzweg”, at the fork follow signs for “Castel Wolkenstein”. Shortly before reaching the castle head left uo tracks to below the face and the obvious corner. The route starts on the slab to the right of the corner. 20 minutes.
P1: 6a+, 45 m
P2: 7a, 30 m
P3: 6c+, 30 m
P4: 6c, 26 m
P5: 6c, 27 m
P6: 6b+, 45 m
P7: 6c, 35 m
P8: 7a+, 32 m
P9: 6b+, 32 m
1 x 50 m rope, 14 helmet. A 60m rope if necessary if you want to descend by abseiling down the route.
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