Colle della Fronte, East face

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A very steep but short line

Also in Vercelli, ItalyValais, Switzerland

Ski Touring Extreme

Distance
1.9 km
Ascent
32 m
Descent
382 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
3.9 km
High Point
4.2 km
Gradient
49˚
Colle della Fronte, East face Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's extremely remote, it features high exposure (e3) and is typically done between May and June. From a low point of 3.9 km to the maximum altitude of 4.2 km, the route covers 1.9 km, 32 vertical metres of ascent and 382 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 5.2 and Labande grade 5. You'll need rope, skins and crampons to complete it safely.

Description

It's a quite steep face / couloir that starts from a little col just between Lyskamm Orientale and Naso del Lyskamm. It requires a good knowledge of the glacier since you have to cross a lot of crevasses to reach the beginning of this line

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

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 May and June

Features

  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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