From Sambata Tourist Complex, climb on the forest road to the south. The road has recently been restored and it is accesssible by car to the micro hydropower plant in the valley. From here, continue on the path on the eastern side of the valley. Cross a logging area and descend into the valley to cross it. Continue on the western bank until you reach Caldarea Sambatei glacial cirque. Valea Sambetei Hut is at the edge of the forest. Continue a few hundred meters south to the intersection with the valley that descends from Cheia Bandei Peak. Continue eastward on the secondary ridge that leads to the upper Sambata glacial cirque, below Coltul Balaceni Peak. From this point, you can climb to southeast towards Cheia Bandei Peak. From here, follow the stream to the south and walk up along the valley bordered by Coltul Balaceni Peak to the east and Slanina Peak to the west. The constant descent over a glacial threshold takes you to the main ridge, in Fereastra Mare a Sambetei Saddle.