Climbing paths in the Dolomites came into being only after the first world war and they cross the rocky areas that were once useful to the military to reach a strategic outpost or a mountain peak using easier, less exposed routes.
It is still possible today to see and explore trenches, caves and relics going back to the first world war (1914-18).
The path today is well equipped with metal rope fixed into the rock with strong metal nails which ensure the climber’s path and safety and are regularly checked by experts.
The climbing paths are for various abilities and of various lengths. The easiest are the “sentiero ferrato” where one passes along a rocky path protected constantly by a metal rope. On more exposed “via ferrata” one climbs along a rock face which is almost vertical where the climber is able to grip and help himself along with the metal rope.