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Nigg Variant

Nigg Variant

Nigg Variant

Page Type: Route

Location: Switzerland, Europe

Object Title: Nigg Variant

Route Type: Trad Climbing

Season: Summer

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: 5.9 (YDS)

Number of Pitches: 3

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Created/Edited: May 29, 2011 / May 29, 2011

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A variant to the normal ridge. Harder climbing but not very exposed.
Bibliography: Gaddi, Andrea, Masino and Bregaglia: Regon del Granito, vol. II, [Val di Mello, Sasso Remenno, Abligna], (Sondrio, 2009), pp. 420-3, description p. 420, topo, p. 421 (general), p. 422 (specific), photo diagram, p. 423

Getting There

Climb to the top of the 2nd pillar via Dente per Dente, Mosacio, Felici, etc. Route followes a crack/ledge system on the left side of the ridge

Route Description

P1- follow obvious crack/rail system to the left (N) side to a ledge, 5.9
P2- continue below the crest to a ledge, 5.9
P3- continue below crest traversing under a large roof, exit around the far end of the roof, gain a notch on the ridge, 5.9+
Finish up ridge as per N ridge

Essential Gear

Extendable runners, light rack

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Nigg Variant