Route: Piatra Prânzului – Strunga Ciobanului – the crossroad below the narrows from Căldarea Laita

Summer

Linear trail

Mark

Mountain - red cross

Difficulty

Difficult

Distance

2.17 km

Duration

1:10 hours

Ascent

376 m

Descent

196 m

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Piatra Prânzului – Strunga Ciobanului – the crossroad below the narrows from Căldarea Laita

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Marking: Red cross on a white background

Full route name: Piatra Prânzului – Strunga Ciobanului – the crossroad below the narrows from Căldarea Laita

Piatra Prânzului is a rock we encounter on the direct access route from Negoiu Chalet to Negoiu Peak, through Șaua Cleopatrei. It is where the path to Strunga Ciobanului splits towards Călțun, Lake, at an altitude of 2,100 m. The route is dedicated to experienced hikers, who prefer narrow chimney sectors and passages of Via Ferata type. The Red Cross marking starts from Piatra Prânzului, among the slabs, then following the chimney towards Strunga Ciobanului up to an altitude of 2,308 metres, between the 2,408 metre Podeiu Peak to the left and Negoiul Mic to the right. It goes around Creasta Fierăstrăului and it takes hikers into the rocky cauldron below Strunga Dracului, at the crossing with the ridge route. The route is particularly dangerous in winter.

Latitude

45.591342

Longitude

24.551091

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Piatra Prânzului, at an altitude of 2,100 m, can only be reached by foot, crossing the main ridge of the Făgăraș Mountains, one of the most spectacular and rocky ridges of Romania’s mountains. Enjoy the views, the fresh air and the altitude. Follow the markings and the signage on the route and it will be very easy to find your way. Enjoy your hike!