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Naso del Lyskamm, SW face

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

A very aesthetic descent in a wild environment

Also in Valais, Switzerland

Ski Touring Difficult

3.2 km
1 m
1.4 km
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
3.9 km
Naso del Lyskamm, SW face Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's extremely remote, it features high exposure (e3) and is typically done between March and May. From a low point of 2.5 km to the maximum altitude of 3.9 km, the route covers 3.2 km, 1 vertical metres of ascent and 1435 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 3.2 and Labande grade 4. You'll need rope, skins and crampons to complete it safely.


This line will take you to the very heart of Monte Rosa, finding ski infinite terrain, navigating complex glaciers reaching with a 2000m run to Staffal. This line is quite complex and Felix Glacier and Lys Glacier are quite tormented with lots of seracs and crevasses.



Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


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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