great day on normal route Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2000
Quite inexperienced at the time, this was quite an adventure for me. Excellent trip nonetheless :-)
Some years ago I created a Piz Linard page on summitpost. For lack of interest (despite an explicit request for it in the forum) it disappeared later :-( Let's hope, that this time the effort of the author was not invain...
Climbed up the (full) SO ridge, down the south flank.Comments South East Ridge: you can do the full southeast ridge (start over grassy slopes near lake up to the ridge). This traverses Linard Pitschen. Rated UIAA III-IV in the guide book but that is crap. Never exceeds II-III. We never used the rope except at one (in fact very exposed) 17m rappel. Will post pics soon. Doing the lower part of the SE ridge takes time and may be slippery when wet. The upper part (can be reached over steep rubble from south) is rated II-III but as well seems to be easier. Using rope might be time consuming here as well.
Descent: south flank, easy yet dangerous (stone fall by climbers) rubble and coulouir flank.
Hut: Linard hut is VERY nice. Better make a reservation on weekends.