If the guide says it’s crowded just do yourself a favor and believe it. We tried to give it an early start but hey it was vacation, so arriving at the car parking we saw two tour buses waiting there. Enough reason to make some jokes that in the Dolomites it needs busses to carry people to the Via Ferrate but as it turned out it was exactly like this. Long waiting line at the entry but thanks to Martinas fast running skills during the hike in the middle of the Via Ferrata we managed to leave most of the crowd behind.
By the way. The guide book mentions a surprise at the end. Don’t be too surprised if it turns out to be not that thrilling at all. 😛