Piramide Vincent, Parete SW, Canale Sinistro

Gressoney La Trinité

Monte Rosa

More technical then the Central Couloir

Ski Touring Extreme

Distance
366 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
226 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
4 km
High Point
4.2 km
Gradient
46˚
Piramide Vincent, Parete SW, Canale Sinistro Map

An inspiring line that can be seen from Rifugio Gnifetti. It's a narrow and steep couloir that starts from 4215m and drops right above Gressoney Valley. In order to reach this line you have to climb up from Indren, pointing the refuges, then up towards Colle del Lys. Although this seems an easy part that can be done with skins be aware that you're on a glacier! Crevasses could be open and you need to cross some. So technical skills are required!

Description

Once you reach The north face of Piramide Vincent a last short steep part (crampons could be required) will take you to the summit. This way you will ski "en boucle". Climbing up the SW face is physically and technically more challenging but it will give you knowledge of the terrain. 4 - 4h 30 minutes total.

Technical gear required! Ice axe, crampons, rope (40m), harness, ice screws, showed, probe and beacon!

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

May, June

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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