OverviewDri Horlini is a small rock ridge to the S of Weissmies. Unlike his big brother, which has a lot of visitors in summer, Dri Horlini is much less frequented. The ridge contains 3 small summits which are linked by a sharp and sometimes exposed ridge, which runs from NE to SW direction. The rock is very compact gneiss of superb quality. The traverse of it's 3 summits offers a nice excursion for experienced climbers, as wel as starting alpine rock climbers.
The SE Face of Dri Horlini is rather steep, varies in height from 50-200m and contains a dozen of alpine rock climbs. These routes have been recently re-equipped by the guardian of the Almagellerhütte, but it's recommend to carry some protection with you. Some of these routes are equipped for rappel.
- Dri Horlini Traverse - AD (3 to 4 hours)
- SE Face - Different routes with difficulties ranging from UIAA III-VII
Getting ThereStarting point for any climb on the Dri Horlini is the Almagellerhütte (SAC - 2894m - 120 - Phone: 0041 (0)27 957 11 79). The hut is opened from mid June to late September and has a well equiped winter room. Phone: . The hut is reached in 3.5 hours from Saas Almagell or Saas Grund. It is recommended to make reservation during high season because the hut hosts a lot of climbers heading for Weissmies each day.
CampingThere are a number of camping sites in the Saas valley. These are just 2 options.
- Camping Mischabel 0041 (0)27 957 29 61
- Camping Am Kapellenweg 0041 (0)27 957 40 40