OverviewCimon della Bagozza, despite it is not the higest point of the area, but the most important summit of a group of four mountains that are: Cima Mengol(2421m), Cima dei Ladrinai(2403m) and Cima della Bacchetta(2549).
As the neighbour Pizzo della Presolana, they are composed by calcareous rock that gives them Dolomites shapes.
The group is situated in the easter part of Lombardia region, between
"Valle Camonica" on east and "Valle di Scalve" on west; both connected
from "passo del Vivione"(1828m).
The group is basicly composed by two section, "Bagozza" and "Mengol" on
west and "Ladrinai" and "Bacchetta" on east, shared by a small valley, where the bivouac "ValBaione"(2016m) is a good base camp for the ascents in the area.
Getting thereThere are many routes to get there but probably the most usual are:
CIMALBOSCO(1580m): Placed on the route SP294 from Schilpario in Valle di Scalve, almost two Km before "passo del Vivione".
SOMMAPRADA(1045m): Leave the road SP42 of Valle Camonica at the village of Breno. Take the direction to Lozio and leave the car at the Sommaprada village.
BAITA ISEO(1335m): Leave the road SP42 at the village of Capodiponte, and take the direction to the village "Ono S.Pietro", than to the refuge Baita Iseo.
Valle di Scalve is reachable from Milano-Bergamo-Clusone by road SP671
Valle Camonica is reachable from Milano-Bergamo-Lovere by road SP42 or from Brescia-Iseo by road SP510
RoutesCIMON DELLA BAGOZZA:
-from Cimalbosco - path 417 - 3 hours - E
-from biv.Valbaione - path 6 - 2.30 hours - EE
-from biv.Valbaione - path 6 -2 hours - EE
-from biv.Valbaione - path 158 - 1.30 hours - E
-from Baita Iseo - path 157 - 3 hours - E
CIMA DELLA BACCHETTA:
-from biv.Valbaione - path 158 - 2.30 hours - EEA
-from Sommaprada - path 81A - 3.30 hours - EE
Climbing routesNorth edge "Cassin route" - 400m - 6° and A1 (5.9) - hard classic route
NW couloir "Bramani route" - 350m - up to 4° - classic, the easiest on this side of the mountain
Mary Poppins 350m - very difficult, to the left of Cassin edge
The bivouac ValbaioneNice structure, confortable and conposed by two rooms. The bigger with 8/10 sleep places on timber.
The second with an almost fully furnished kitchen.
The bibouac is reachable by two paths:
-from Cimalbosco - path 81 - 2 hours - E
-from Sommaprada - path 81 - 3 hours - E