From Hinterbalm via the Westflank (Normal route) Gross Düssi / Piz Git 3256 m
- PD, 2b
- 4–4:30 h, 1436 m
- 3–3:30 h, 1436 m
The rear Maderanertal is impressively dominated by the shapely Gross Düssi. The mighty pyramid is a popular tour destination and is usually climbed from the Alp Hinterbalm. As an ideal starting point, we recommend the simple and very cozy Hinterbalmhütte, which is run privately. The partially marked route through the western flank requires some sense for the best line, but is relatively easy in terms of technical difficulty. The short passages in the rock are straightforward, but require a bit of effort and can become tricky when icy. In early summer, as long as old snow fields are still present, axes and crampons are an advantage. With a little luck, the large colony of ibex living here can also be spotted.
From Alp Hinterbalm (1820 m) climb directly to the north and soon reach the huts of Düssi (1924 m). Then bear eastwards to Düssifed and over grass and debris into the valley of Schattig Düssi. Stone cairns and color markers show the way on this section.
Now climb over scree or snow fields up to a gully descending from the Chli Düssi. At the beginning of the gully, colour markings show the way over the lefthand rocks of this gully. The rocks are easy to get through, but require some work, and can be tricky when verglassed. In good snow conditions, the gully can also be climbed directly. In the upper part of the western flank you must again ascend scree slopes, a bit of a grind, to gain the south ridge. Continue along the faint tracks of the south ridge to join the summit cross.
Follow the route of ascent.
- Departure and arrival point
C. Hauser, V. Haller, J. M. Tresch Jun. and H. Elmer, 1866