The Recommended Route is the same as the "Bocchi", anti-clockwise, short route. It uses the quarry road from the outskirts of Ugliancaldo to get much closer to the start of the Tordini Galligani VF.
Drive up the quarry road from the outskirts of Ugliancaldo and park at the barrier which prevents entry into the quarries . From here ascend southwards on the quarry road , through two quarries and then onto path 190 through woodlands. After 400m on path 190, turn left at a sign for the Tordini Galliani via ferrata. Climb gently south-eastwards for 600m, crossing a stream bed, before reaching the foot of the VF .
The VF follows a rock rib , almost due eastwards , to gain Uccello's south-east ridge at Foce Siggioli. During the early stages there are plenty of shrubs and young trees so short rests can be taken with the benefit of shade .
The angle of the rib varies from 70 to 80 degrees , making the climbing relatively easy , and there are plenty of handholds and footholds . In places some of these have been artificially created by cutting holes into the rock .
The cable and stansions are relatively new and in good condition . There are also occasional rock bastions which add interest to the climb , as well as providing small secure platforms for resting and/or refreshment stops.
The rock is clean, grippy and reliable , making the climb a pleasure in dry weather. However, it involves 550m of vertical climbing ascent and can be very hot in sunny summer conditions, so take plenty of water and suntan cream.
The only difficulty is the exposure. It should not be attempted by the faint-hearted. Looking back down 800 metres to the quarry below is either exhilarating or terrifying, dependent on your disposition.
Throughout the climb there are great views across to Uccello's north face. However, there are none better than those from the security of the summit ridge, enhanced by the euphoria of having completed the climb .
After a break and celebrations, head southwards along the narrow rocky ridge, ascending at first to a high point at Capradosso . From here continue southwards on the ever broadening ridge through pleasant meadow-like scenery.
After 0.7 miles walking from the top of the via ferrata a path junction is reached at Poggio Baldozzana. The main path continues southwards along the ever broadening ridge to reach the Minnuciano to Ugliancando road, 0.7 miles from Ugliancaldo.
However, our route takes path 192 which turns off to the left and descends initially north-westwards through thick woodland . This path junction is quite difficult to find so it is wise to start searching for it after 0.5 miles from the via ferrata.
After 500m the path turns to a more westerly direction and then descends for a further 500m in a series of zig-zags to meet the quarry road, just 100m below the barrier where the car is parked.