The SW ridge on the Piramide Vincent is a perfect mixture between an easy walk on glaciers and a serious climb in altitude. With a bit of rocks and some snow ridges, it can offer you a nice day in the mountain improving your technical skills and training for some more difficult goals.
The ascent to the Piramide Vincent along the SW ridge has no particular technical difficulty and it is achievable by fit hikers looking for a bit of thrill over 4000 meters. From the top the panorama goes from all the Northern Italy to a very close view of the south face of Monte Rosa.
Piramide Vincent‘s ridge is made mostly by big boulders so there are not particular difficulties except for a couple of steps: one in the middle and one in the second part of the ridge. The snow sections, if there is no ice, won’t give any problem.
The Piramide Vincent 4215m along the SW ridge consists in 940 meters of positive vertical drop and 5:30-6:30 hours of total duration. The detailed program can be read here:
Meeting with me in Staffal at 7:00. If you need to rent some equipment like climbing harness, crampons and adjustable poles you can do it in the shop nearby our office (not included in the price). After the check of the equipment we will take the cable car in direction of Punta Indren.
From there we will walk in direction of the “Roccette” where some fixed rope help to go over some rocky steps. On top of the “Roccette” we go all the way right at the bottom of the ridge. At the beginning you have to move in between of them with some short steps of climbing. Just before the snow ridge, there is a slab to climb with some nice easy climbing.
The second rocky step have to be climbed with a couple of short pitches. The summit is no more so far, and after few more boulders and the last snow ridge, you can stand up on it! The way down is along the regular route.
The following list corresponds to the prices for a group or no more than 2 people and they include IVMGA-IVBV-UIAGM mountain guide for 1 day:
- 1 person: € 370,00
- 2 persons: € 210,00 per person
For more information about scheduled days, booking or any question you have please contact me as soon as you can. I will be happy to guiding you in this amazing 1-day ascent to the Piramide Vincent.
Price per person
|Group of 2||210EUR|
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Open to everyone