homeJëuf de Frea/Ju de Frara/Grödner Joch/Passo Gardena
Jëuf de Frea/Ju de Frara/Grödner Joch/Passo Gardena Height Climbing height - length
2122m 598m - 9.3 km (Corvara in Badia); 727m - 14.2 km (La Villa/Stern); 1034m - 27.5 km (Picolin/Pikolein/Piccolino)
1110m - 32.2 km (Zwischenwasser/Longega); 1316m - 41.5 km (St. Lorenzen/S. Lorenzo di Sebato)
250m - 5.8 km (Plan de Gralba); 948m - 19.3 km (St. Ulrich/Ortisei)
1585m - 37.6 km (Chiusa/Klausen); 1657m - 31.4 km (Ponte Gardena/Waidbruck)
Difficulty Beauty
East 3 (5); West 3-4 (5) 4-5 (5)
How to get there

From the east one starts the climb in Corvara in Badia (1524m), but could be climbed without interruption from St. Lorenzen/S. Lorenzo di Sebato (806m) near Bruneck/Brunico. One could also start between these places (if coming from Ju de Furcia/Furkelsattel/Passo Furcia (1759m)) in Zwischenwasser/Longega (1012m) or at Picolin/Pikolein/Piccolino (1088m) if coming via Jù de Börz/Würzjoch/Passo delle Erbe (1996m) or in La Villa/Stern/La Ila (1395m) if coming from Ju de Valparola/Valparora/Passo di Valparòla/Valparolapass (2197m).

The climb is never steeper than 10%. From the west it is only a short way up from the Passo Sella (2241m) road at Plan de Gralba/Kreuzboden (1872m), where one passes another pass, Sela de Culac/Kulatsch Sattel/Sella del Culaç (2018m), on the way. From further down Urtijëi/St. Ulrich/Ortisei (1174m) or still further down from Chiusa/Klausen/Tlüses (537m) or Ponte Gardena/Waidbruck/Pruca (465m) – it is a very hard climb, but never very steep.

Other comments Perhaps this is the second most wonderful pass on the Sella ring after the Passo Sella (see this for more information). There is a bar on the top and plenty of restaurants and accomodation in every direction. All the passes in the Sella ring are usually used by the Maratona dles Dolomites. The local variants of the name for the pass are these: Jëuf de Frea (gherdeina), Ju de Frara (badiot), Jouf de Frera (Ladin standard), Jouf de Frea (Fodom?).
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