Colletto Taf (2404m), trail 1B
From Colle Garda to Colletto Taf via Monte Rena, Taille and Taf
Trail 1B starts from Garda Pass and arrives at Colletto Taf (2404m). It is 1882m long and the total positive elevation gain is 590m.
The approximate time for the route is 2h00. The trail is rated EE difficulty.
NOTICE: according to the Catasto Dei Sentieri della Valle D’Aosta, this path is interrupted in the middle, and split into two separated sections: the “missing” section is therefore not officially accessible. Those who decide to attempt to hike Trail 1B completely do so at their own risk.
For this reason very little frequented, just a stone’s throw from the crowded Punta Regina, 1B is a remarkable route that theoretically combines the Colle della Garda (near Punta Regina) at the Colletto Taf (above the Frudière Lakes), passing sequentially through the peaks of three mountains: the Mont Rena (2514m), whose summit is reached directly, the Mont Taille (2561m ) and Mont Taf (2523m), the summits of which are reached after a short detour from Trail 1B. From the summit of Mont Taille it is possible to continue to reach also Punta Weismatten (2454m): I have not done it yet, so this route is not described in this sheet.
Indimidating signs at the entrance from both the Garda Pass and the Taf Colletto warn those who venture out that it is“very difficult!” and indeed this is a trail reserved for those who are not afraid to tackle a couple of rather dizzying passages. One, in particular, between the Rena and Taille, is at the trail break, according to the cadastre, and in fact is in my opinion one of the most dangerous of all the trails in the valley, because it requires crossing a treacherous, decidedly steep grassy slope for about 10 meters. There was probably once a “walkable” path here, but then there must have been a landslide that obliterated the path, and grass grew on the landslide over time. Warning: steep grass is extremely dangerous. Ifthe same slope were on rock you would overcome it with almost no thought, but with grass it is a different matter, because it is slippery and offers no stable holds. For this reason, I recommend extreme caution should you decide to walk this path.