From Slobozia you climb on Runcului Valley to a water catchment point, cross the water and follow the forest road through Podul Runcului until you get below Priseaca Peak. Turn left, climb on the peak and then follow the dirt road below Fagetelul Mic. Leave the road and follow the path through the forest, climb to the sheephold below Fagetelul Mare and continue to the saddle between Fagetelul Mare and Cioara. The dirt road goes up on Cioara Peak (1,856m), descends to the secondary peak (1,797m) and then it follows the ridge line to the right past Raiosul sheepfold and then over Raiosul Peak (1,743m) to get below Leaota Ridge. Climb on the ridge and turn right after 1.5 km to get on Leaota Peak (2,133m).