Small and big Cir (2520m and 2592m)
- Mountain massif: Puez-Odle Group
- Starting point: Passo Gardena; parking is possible at the pass
Small Cir: moderately difficult
Big Cir: easy
- Elevation change: Piccola Cir: 400m, both summits together: 600m
Passo Gardena - Piccola Cir: 1.5 hours
Descent and reascent to Grande Cir: 2.5 hours
Descent to Passo Gardena: 1 hour
- Summary: Piccola Cir: short but invigorating and airy via ferrata. Grande Cir: easy ascent over broken rock terrain with only few steel cables; also suitable for sure-footed hikers.
From the pass at 2137m initially on a road up to the top station of the Dantercëpies lift (2298m). From there rightwards over the grass crest into the gorge below Piccola Cir. Steeply over slippery scree and broken rocks to the access point of the via ferrata on the right hand side of the gorge at a rock shoulder.
A small ladder leads to steep rocks and an exposed climb over them leads to a crack. Move over it and through a wall steeply upwards to an earthy pulpit. Now traverse rightwards to a crevice and on very steep rock up to the summit of Piccola Cir.
From the summit back to the pulpit and left over a ledge protected by wire rope to a notch. Rightwards through a steep talus and broken rock gully down to the road and back to Passo Gardena.
Those who also want to climb Grande Cir leave the road at a signpost turning left and move on traversing on a path to the gorge on the west of Grande Cir. Upwards in switchbacks on scree until a ledge, protected by wire rope, forks right. Over the rock slabs of the ledge until you reach the flank of the mountain. Stepped rock (grade I, most of the time without climbing aids), scree and broad ledges lead up to the summit of Grande Cir with no difficulties and unexposed.
The descent to Passo Gardena is along the ascending path.