Start at kilometer 29 of DN12C national road and walk through the gorge guided by the red triangle marking that starts from Floarea de Colt Villa (burnt) to the northeast. The path that becomes steeper ascends into the mixed forest and after 200 meters you reach the waterfall on Lapos creek. After another 600 m walk below Cusma Laposului rock on the other side of the creek, the western wall of Piatra Altarului. Gradually, the path gets below the rock wall of Piatra Cupas, across Peretele Lapos wall that is overlooking the path. Soon the climb becomes more gentle and then the trail descends along the stream. Near the houses of Cupas the trail turns to the left, climbs along the fences about 500 m, then it turn left and climbs to Cupas Saddle.