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Piz Kesch

Keschnadel - Überschreitung

Alpine Climbing Difficult

16 km
1.3 km
1.3 km
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
3.4 km
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This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between June and September. From a low point of 2.2 km to the maximum altitude of 3.4 km, the route covers 16 km, 1251 vertical metres of ascent and 1251 vertical metres of descent. You'll need ice axe, crampons, quickdraws, glacier kit, climbing shoes and wires and friends to complete it safely.




The beginning of truly technical terrain which might involve pitched climbing on rock and/or ice, exposed terrain and complex route finding in ascent and descent. Equivalent to AD, AD+

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Much of the route is difficult to protect and a fall could be disastrous at certain points.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and September

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Quickdraws
  • Glacier kit
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Wires and Friends