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Crasta da la Spraunza

 
Crasta da la Spraunza

Page Type: Route

Location: Engadin, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.39540°N / 9.90410°E

Object Title: Crasta da la Spraunza

Route Type: Mountaineering

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: D inf - D (III - 45°)

Grade: III

Route Quality: 
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Page By: gabriele

Created/Edited: Aug 25, 2004 / Sep 18, 2008

Object ID: 161936

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Overview

Rarely climbed because it's not a famous route ...
I found it one of the most amusing routes in central alps, can be comparable with the Kuffner spur to Piz Palù, a little wilder but more relaxing ...
to be climbed !!
 
Piz Prievlus and Piz...
 
Almost 700 m of difference in elevation
Fantastic rock on the ridge.

Better starting hour 4 o'clock in july to avoid danger of ice falls while approaching the route
Time to get the starting point ~ 1,5-2 hours
Time for the ridge 4 hours
coming back to Boval requires 2-3 hours

Some sections are better made with pitches (in the higher section after the saddle)

Approach

Starting point is the Boval-Hütte 2495m
Situation: North Bernina near Morteratsch Glacier.
Getting There: train Morteratsch station: 2 hours on path left of Morteratsch glacier

Route Description

 
Photo route - Crasta da la...
 
2 different ways to get the ridge (best one and described is the lower)
Follow the path to the old refuge, along a small ravine till the water coming down from the Vadret Boval Dadains.

Along some stone and ice slopes to get the step under the ridge.

Along a grass ledge, then stones and snow till a higher step (starting point)
 
the snow shoulder in the low...
 
Straight along the ridge (II) till the first snow shoulder. 
on the ridge - 2
 
Along the ridge, on the southern side, (II-III) till an even section.
 
on the ridge - 4
 
Straight on till a gendarme and then get the small saddle behind it (eventual rappel)
 
on the ridge - 5
 
 
on the ridge - 6
 
From here straight along the rocky ridge (wonderful rock III ) till the last (not short) snow slope that brings directly on the summit.

Coming down is quite easy and without problems.

Essential Gear

High mountain gear

Miscellaneous Info

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Images

on the ridge - 1on the ridge - 3Photo route - Crasta da la...the snow shoulder in the low...on the ridge - 2on the ridge - 6on the ridge - 5
on the ridge - 4