OverviewThe Piz Dolf's (also called Trinserhorn) massif is streching itself from N to S. On the E side, it has steep walls, whereas the W side is less steep and contains some scree passages. There are some significant scree parts on the summit ridge. The summit ridge features actually three knolls which have a height of 2998m, 3028m and 2999m.
The Piz Dolf is an easy and pleasurable mountain. It presents a good alternative next to Piz Segnas or Piz Sardona.
Piz Dolf is climbable in summer but also makes a perfect winter ski touring mountain.
Getting ThereFirst of all, Piz Dolf is 1km east of Piz Segnas. Therefore the access routes are the same.
You can access it either by cablecar and then ski/snowshoeing to the base or do all by skiing/snowshoeing.
Getting there 1:
The nearest access village is "Flims Dorf" from where you take the cablecar ("Flims Bergbahnen" = Flims cablecar station) to "Foppa", from there you take another cablecar to "Naraus" and from there a third one to "Cassons". At Cassons you hike for about 10 minutes on the very wide and plain ridge towards northwest. The ridge then slowly descends and there is a big sign that you now leave the controlled terrain (at about 2659 meters ). From there you descend to about 2500 meters all towards north. You can then clearly see the Sardona Massiv and the Sardona Pass. Go straight up to the pass (2700 m). From there you can ascent as described above.
Getting There 2:
You ski/hike all the way up from the town of "St. Martin" to the "Sardona Hut" (2157 m). The hut is served for sure by a warden during june, july and august. During the rest of the year the hut is open but not served so you have to bring your own food and supplies. For details of the hut check out the link below:
Infos about the hut:
The hut is open all year round. During summer season from june to october the hut is maintained by a hut warden who also cooks for the guests. During winter seoson the hut can be used eventhough without any service. So if you plan a winter tour, make sure to bring enough supplies for the duration youwant to stay in the hut.
Phone nr of the hut: +41-(0)81-306-1388
Contacting the hut warden:
Helen und Beat Jäger-Hobi, Erdinos, 7315 Vättis
Accomodation Fee / Night:
Swiss Mountaineering Club Members: Adults CHF 20.-
Swiss Youth Mountaineers: CHF 12.-
Non-members Adults (21 years+): CHF 30.-
Children / Youth (7. to 20 years): CHF 16.-
Children (0 - 6 years): CHF 8.-
Food (Local products and specialities):
Diner / Breakfast
0 - 6 years CHF 12.-
7-13 years CHF 18.-
14 years + CHF 27.-
(Snacks available during the day)
For those who speak german, check this link abou the hut:
There are many routes, although three of them are usable and also reasonable.
NW-Route (from Sardona pass 1hour)
From the Sardona pass you turn towards NW and reach the summit over moderate scree and rock slopes. First you will approach the north summit at 2998m (nameless). From there you follow the ridge to the main summit 3028m. You can either descend the same way or through another route.
NE-Route (from Sardona hut 4hours)
From the Sardona hut you hike towards SW up until "Chäsböden" (1974m). From there you climb up the steep wall to a sharp ridge called "Trinser Furgga" (2492m). Follow this narrow (NE) ridge up the north wall of the Piz Dolf. Over a less recognisable rise you get into the E-ridge. There are many loose rocks and stone plates, so caution is needed. At the end of the E ridge is the main summit. (3028m)
S-Route (from Fuorcla Raschaglius 2.5 hour)
From the Cassons cable car station (see Piz Segnas access) you pass point "Fuorcla Raschaglius" at 2551m. There one can easily recognise the S ridge. It actually looks harder than it is, but finding a good way up there is not a big problem. At the end there is a distinctive step called the "Verrucanostufe". It is recommended to approach it from the east and follow it all up to the summit ridge.
As with the summer routes, there are three winter routes, worth checking out. Since they offer fantastic downhill skiing.
NW-Route (from Sardona pass 1hour)
This route is winter recommended from the "Cassons". As described with the Piz Segnas, you can follow exact the same way with skis.
Once at the the Sardona pass you turn towards NW and reach the summit over moderate scree and rock slopes. First you will approach the north summit at 2998m (nameless). From there you follow the ridge to the main summit 3028m. You can either descend the same way or through the W couloir and descend through some freeride slopes to Flims.
Sardona hut winter approach (from hut 3hours)
This tour is only recommended if there are favourable snow conditions.
From the Sardona hut (2158m), you go all the way to the West. Keep to then to the right (NW) up a little moraine to the Sardona pass. From there same way as NW-Route. Descending the same way. Make sure there is enough snow.
NW or Sardona hut route with descending on W side
Ascending according to the two mentioned routes above. Descending through the W side. It is shaped like a big amphitheatre. Continue descending then to the freeride slopes down to Flims.
For ski runs of Flims:
Red TapeBe careful with:
If you come over the Sardona Pass from the southern or northern (from the Sardona hut) side, watch out for crevasses. The sardona pass is covered by the Sardona glacier. In winter, there should be enough snow to cover the crevasses, nevertheless precaution is needed. It is advisable to stick to the right side if you come from the south.
When To ClimbAll year, be careful with crevasses in spring, autumn and fall.
It is possible to take the first cablecar in the morning to Cassons Station
CampingAs described above you can use the Sardona hut. Camping on the mountain is probably not recommended due to strong winds near the pass. Otherwise stay at a guesthouse or hotel in the village of Flims. Infos about the Sardona hut are available on the Piz Segnas page.
A comprehensive list about all hotels and guesthouses you will find here:
Hotels und Guesthouses in Flims
Mountain ConditionsAvalanche Infos
Check the national avalanche sevice
National weather forecast
This is the ski resort page containing a lot of helpful information about this region in general.
1:25000, LK1174 "ELM"
1:25000, LK1194 "FLIMS / FLEM" (mountain is on "ELM")
Special Skitouring Map
1:50000, STK247S "SARDONA"