OverviewPunta Roma, one of the most known peak in the Monviso’ Group, lies on the border between Italy and France and between Punta Udine (to north) and Punta Gastaldi.
The top offers an awesome panoramic view of the Monviso's north face.
The north – east ridge divides the east face in two sectors; the west face is very wide.
Punta Roma is rich of interesting routes; the hardest climbings are on the west face.
The main route is on the south - east face; difficulty I - II.
Others interesting routes are:
ridge south, difficulty: II
north – east face, difficulty: II - III
Via Diretta o dei Pinerolesi, difficulty max: IV+
Via Allibert, difficulty max: V
Via dello Sperone di Destra, difficulty max: IV
Getting ThereTo get there you have to reach Pian del Re, the starting point for many interesting peaks in the Monviso’s group.
By car to Saluzzo (56 km South from Torino) follow the “Valle Po” (Po Valley) indications till Crissolo, then Pian del Re (2020m); here there’s the spring of the Po river, that is the longest Italian river. Now, by foot, follow the trail to Rifugio Quintino Sella until you find the indication to Rifugio Vitale Giacoletti; follow this path until you find the indication for Passo del Colonnello and Punta Roma. You have to follow this narrower path till the base of the mountain. 1h45’ – 2h15’ from Pian del Re.
Red TapeWinter closure of the Pian del Re road
When To ClimbGenerally it's possible to climb from June to September - October, depending on the presence of snow.
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