Piccolo | Alpine climbing | Climbing Area Piz dal Päl | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Slab Steep wall Very Beautiful route

Piccolo Climbing Area Piz dal Päl 2180 m

  • Difficulty
    5c (5b)
  • Pitches / Height Difference
    5 P / 90 m
  • Exposition / Rock Type
    W / Granite
  • Altitude start
    2375 m

Beautiful multi-pitch route on prominent little rock tower. A more direct version of the old "W-ridge", often done.

Route description


For route info, see Topo.

Descent Torre dal Päl

Either 3x abseils over the route, or 1x to the south 35m. On foot back to Capanna da l'Albigna.

Additional information

Well equipped, longer distances in easy sections possible
Quick draws
Trad Protection
Abseiling possible
Foot Descent
Ski approach possible
Glacier equipment
Rock Type / Quality


Protection / Material

Bolted, but can be good to have a few friends and nuts.


Either 3x abseils over the route, or 1x to the south 35m.

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