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Castore SE ridge

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

the normal way for this peak

Also in Valais, Switzerland

Ski Touring Moderate

1.3 km
168 m
318 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.9 km
High Point
4.2 km
Castore SE ridge Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's extremely remote, it features low exposure (e1) and is typically done between March and May. From a low point of 3.9 km to the maximum altitude of 4.2 km, the route covers 1.3 km, 168 vertical metres of ascent and 318 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.2 and Labande grade 3. You'll need rope, skins and crampons to complete it safely.


This line follows the normal route for Castore. It follows gentle and ample slopes at the beginning and then an aerial ridge that goes up to the top. This route added to skiing Felik glacier will result in a incredible journey!



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between March and May


  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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