Another stellar climbing area on the Nufenen pass, providing a somewhat more isolated, alpine ambiance than those closer to the Piansecco hut.
The approach begins from high up on the Nufenen pass road, a bit higher than the carpark for Piansecco. There is a (rather faint) trail that leads from the road (via a driveway to a small hut) to the north / northeast, towards the mountains. The trail meanders through a beautiful plateau, climbs a bit, then across yet another plateau. There are spectacular conditions for a bivy here. Forcella reveals itself along the way, and the final approach involves scrambling up a west/southwest facing, rocky hill and then traversing a snow field to the base of the wall.
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Central pillar 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Europe : Switzerland : ... : Pizzo Forcella
A very worthwhile, moderate trad climb. Except for the third and fourth pitches, which go at 5b and 5c, respectively, the route is never more difficult than 4b, and in many sections is considerably easier. Despite the lack in homogeneity, it is thoroughly entertaining from start to finish, due to the varied terrain, which includes face climbing, cracks and chimneys, and the alpine protection. ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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