Testa Grigia

A true ski mountaineering line

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2.6 km
Ascent
962 m
Descent
2 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
59˚
Testa Grigia Map

This line will take you to the top of Testa Grigia, follow the same line to reach Colle Pinter then you will have to go left pointing the north slope to reach the top of Monte Pinter. From here you will have to reach bivacco Lateltin and the climb the SE ridge towards the top of Testa Grigia. You can ski down the same line you climbed, but be aware that this is a serious steep terrain, where every mistake could result in serious injuries! In order to climb the ridge you could need a rope and crampons, ice axe and harness. On your way down you can ski the line that descends from Colle Pinter or you can directly go back towards Champoluc.

Difficulty

Difficult

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

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

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

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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