From Chamanna da Grialetsch CAS via Fuorcla Barlas-ch | Ski tour | Piz Sarsura | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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From Chamanna da Grialetsch CAS via Fuorcla Barlas-ch Piz Sarsura 3175 m

  • Difficulty
    PD
  • Ascent
    2:30 h, 650 m
  • Descent
    650 m
  • Exposure
    N, NE

This ski tour traverses almost the entire cirque of Vadret da Grialetsch. The moraines way below the ascent route give an idea of the size of the glacier during the Little Ice Age.

Route description

Chamanna da Grialetsch - Piz Sarsura

From Chamanna da Grialetsch (2540 m) initially ascend straight towards Chilbiritzenspitz and past huge boulders to reach a terrace at ca. 2640 m. On this terrace ascend eastward to P. 2665. Without losing too much vertical height, continue in the same direction to set foot on Vadret da Grialetsch. Pass south of Isla Persa (2849 m) until below Fuorcla Barlas-ch (3013 m). Ascending eastward, you reach the steep W face. Ascend it until the N ridge. On the ridge you easily reach the summit.

Descent

On the ascent

Alternative descent

From Vadret da Grialetsch ski down to P. 2373 and re-ascend to the cabin.

Additional information

Departure and arrival point
Remarks

Do not underestimate the crevasse risk on Vadret da Grialetsch.

Route number

544 a

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