Via the West Ridge | Alpinism | Crast'Agüzza | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Via the West Ridge (Normal route) Crast'Agüzza 3869 m

  • Difficulty
    PD, 2a
  • Ascent
    2 h, 300 m
  • Descent
    50 m

Relatively easy alpine tour, to a beautiful but not often visited summit.

Route description

Rifugio Marco e Rosa - Crast'Agüzza

From Rifugio Marco e Rosa (3597 m), cross the glacier plateau and arc round onto the northern flank of the Crast'Agüzza; ascend diagonally (southwards), initially over firn or ice, then over rock and scree, up to a kind of shoulder at the foot of the west ridge. The first upswing can be climbed directly or bypassed on the south (Italian) side. Thereafter follow the ridge, or just left (north) of it, to the highest point.

Descent

Follow the route of ascent.

Additional information

Departure point
History

FA by J. J. Weilenmann and J. A. Specht with Franz Pöll and Jakob Pfitscher on 17. June 1865.

FA (winter) by Frau Aubrey Le Blond-Main with Martin Schocher and Christian Schnitzler on 5. February 1896.

Authors

Marcel Schenk

Marco Bomio

Marco Bomio worked as a teacher in Grindelwald for over 30 years before turning his part-time job as a mountain guide into his main job. In the Grindelwald Section of the SAC he was first the JO boss and later the president. He has headed the Grindelwald Museum for 10 years.

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