(For the approaches see "The Lakes" & "Where do we go fishing?")
1)- : Gua or Guà also Goà Summit (2776m); Eastern Slope and South Crest in terminal part starting from Bringuez Lake (2529m). Climb West from the lake through the grassy slopes with a small trace of the path; exceeded an insignificant rock band, continue with two possibilities: a)- to go directly to the small saddle 2733 metres at Pointe Palòn and continue along the easy Northern Crest; 2)- diagonally across the Northeast Slope of scattered traces reaching the big Cross Summit (E/F; 0h '45/1h '00 from the loch; 3h '30/3h '45 from Estoul; 4h '45/5h '15 from Brusson).
2)- : Pointe Palon (2779m); East Slope and South Crest in final part from Bringuez Lake or with traverse from Punta of Guà through saddle 2733 metres. This Summit is often confused with the nearby Guà Summit, from which in reality is independent. From the small saddle, leaving South the track towards the Guà, go up the short Crest South with a small rocky stretch in the terminal part (E/F; 0h '20/0h '30 from the the little saddle).
3)- : Unnamed Quotas (2759, 2855, 2859, 2899 metres); traverse South/North from Pointe Palon also vice versa from Bussola Pass on crest. Of this enough important and long watershed, designed to enclose the small Basin Bringuez separating it from the Fornoilles Walloon above the Village Extrepierre (1389m; just on Regional Road to the Northwest of Brusson), has not been reported in any mountain publication. Formed by, starting from South or from Pointe Palon, two separate quotas from as many notches reaches the altitude of 2840 metres where it splits: one branch goes to the East-southeast over the Hill Bringuez, locally called "The Bocchet"(2661m), to finally go back to the Mont Quiappa; a second continues Northward reaching the Quota 2899 metres before falling precipitously over the Bussola Pass. This last, the highest among the Guà Summit Corno Bussola has been uphill, beginning on the same hill, by Osvaldo Cardellina July 7th, 2002 after solo complete traverse from Corno Vitello/Tops Palasina/Punta del Lago Lungo/Bussola Horn with up and down through the short but steep North Slope (EE/A; AD-; II°/II°+, a passage of III°- about a band, however avoidable left; difficulty in finding the path with the danger of falling rocks. (In total 1h '30/1h '45 round trip from pass). Regarding the traverse to the Palòn or vice versa there is no news, but not easy to predict climbing and exposed in several sections. Quote this last might be called Pointe Fornoilles of being at the top of the homonym vallon; in any case, this part is still waiting for a complete scan; this is not sufficient to make an analysis from the bottom, but you have to take the whole of crest in one direction or the other.
4)- : Monte Chiappa or Mont Quiappa (2683m); Northern Slope from two Lakes of the Battle. To climb the enough steep grassy slopes gradually moving to the right until you reach a slightly marked ridge along which you will reach the Summit cairn (E/F; 1h '00/1h '15 from both the lochs).
5)- : Corno Bussola or Mont de Boussolaz (+; 3023m). From Long Lake through good path on rocky promontory reach the Bussola Pass. From this a)-: Southeast Crest, with, just after the same, a short rocky wall equipped with chaines that leads to the upper part of the path; flexing Northwest to Summit (EE/F+; 0h '45/1h '00 from pass; 2h '15/2h '30 from Palasinaz Alpage; 4h '30/5h '00, Estoul; 5h '30/6h '00, Brusson).
Also b)- by long traverse from little saddle 2697 metres crossing the two Palasina Summits and Top Long Lake (a smallwall exposed immediately downhill from the same (6/7 metres; I°+/II°-) just and, after the altitudes 2942, 2975 metres, a passage steep and exposed in the final part of the rock is not good, however, to circumvent the final stretch through a small track to South joining up with the "Normal" just below the Summit (EE/A; 1h '45/2h '00 from hill; combined but very long traverse coming from Chalberhòre EE/A; 7h '00/8h '00 from Estoul parking, round/trip).
6)- : Punta del Lago Lungo or Pointe du Lac Long (2816m); easy traverse on East Ridge from Palasina Hill (2661m; E/F; 0h '20/0h '30).
7)- : Palasina(z) Summits (2740, 2783 metres); South Slopes or traverse on crest from saddle from East to West (2697m; EE; F+; 0h '30).
8)- : Corno Vitello or Chalberhòre or Kalberhorn (+; 3057m); Southwest Crest from little saddle 2697 metres, through two South Shoulders (2921, 2923 metres). This ascent takes place, after arriving from the South to the saddle 2697 metres and another short distance to the quotas 2705, 2823metres, on the ridge dividing the Vallon of Mascognaz (West) by one of Alpenzu in the Gressoney Valley. Typically the path is yellow marked, but in the case of snow, the reports tend to disappear, making the search for the way more complicated but interesting. You can follow the ridge (just more difficult with a bypass to the left) or to remain below the same on the Western Slope (Mascognaz; F/F+; 1h '45/2h '15).
Variant: from Third Lake Valfredda, reached from Refuge l'Arp and with path towards the first two lochs, through steep moraines in East to climb to the eponymous pass or Freidecoll (2857m); from this with a small path diagonally Northwest to the quota 2823 metres going back to the previous way (also further to the right on the watershed (more challenging) to Quota 2921 metres more or less the same difficulties, same time).
9)- : Valfredda Summit or Freidòhòre also, by Brusson inhabitants or those of Gressoney, Punta Lavassey or Corno di Valnera (+; 2947m).
a)- Through the Western Slope under the hill and Southeast Crest from Valnera Pass or Valdònierfòrkò (2676m), reached from l'Arp Shelter. Continue with path in Southeast neighbor and up to the source 2661 metres; from this, lesspath and through moraines or grassy slope to pond 2674 metres just under the pass. From this last by the easy Southeast Crest with yellow signs, just below the same or entirely and integrally on thread, to Summit Cross (yellow signals E/F; 1h '30/2h '00 from the Shelter 2446m).
b)- Or through the more steep and challenging South-southwest Crest from fork just before the refuge to point 2597 metres; from this through rotten, broken, easy rocks reach the Summit (EE/A; F+; 1h '45/2h '00).
c)- Directly from refuge first on the path to the first Lake Valfredda and then through steep stony slope up to the base of West-northwest Face with climb into a greyish rocky gully with gravels and a small rocky wall in the terminal part (A/F+/PD-/PD+; 2h '00/2h '30 from l'Arp Shelter.
d)- Also, always departing from refuge but in North towards three Valfredda Lakes and Pass by the North-northwest Ridge passing on altitude 2869 metres, carving 2811 metres and following quotas 2919, 2911 metres, just below the Summit (surely a crest very rarely traveled and certainly more difficult and more challenging; F+/PD-; 2h '00/2h '30 from l'Arp Refuge.
10)- : Valnera Summit or Valdònierhòre (+; 2754/6m). Through the a)- Southwest short Crest from little saddle 2681 metres, reached with oblique path-traces in Southeast, about 200 metres below the Western Face, from l'Arp Refuge (F/F+; 1h '30/1h '45 from the shelter 1h '15/1h '30 or going up directly on grassy slopes from winding road 2319 metres before the same). Also through the b)- Northern Crest from Valdònierfòrkò (2676m; via integral very rarely frequented. Not difficult, but a little exposed; should bypass some steps right immediately under the ridge and through the Western Face; to be undertaken with caution in the presence of fresh snow F+/PD-; 1h '20/1h '35). Or c)- directly through little rocky Western Face on a small spur, which divides the same into two sectors (Osvaldo Cardellina and Emilio Bertona July 09th, 2006. PD-PD; 2h '15/2h '30 from Refuge). Besides d)- can be reached with an "acrobatic", complete crossing in descent from Bieteron (see Jags; 1h '00/1h '30), probably traveled only once, but for which there is a relationship. Surely this small hilltop, but important node topography, it is more easily accessible route the opposite side, ie from the Lakes Estoul, but these belong to the homonymous vallon that will be examined in the next job.
11)- : Mont Bieteron Jags (2662, 2708 metres); traverse from saddle 2681 metres (exposed, difficult and still to this day most likely scarcely explored). However, in "Monte Rosa" by Gino Buscaini 1971, page 297, there is a report about the climb to the crest of the Southwestern Summit of Valnera which can be summarized thus: from the Summit of Bieteron down a wall with small ledges (15 metres, II°-) surpassing the next small gendarme (II°, follows a little tower that salt on its right by means of a dihedral (4 metres, III°+) and obliquely on ledges recovers the ridge. After you get off the mound with a roughness on the right reaching the minuscule Collar Bieteron (2619m), and then there is "grafted" on the Southwest Ridge of Valnera and, after a passage exposed (II°) to reach the "Normal Route" in final part. (PD/PD+; 1h '00/1h '30 downhill from Bieteron.
12)- : Mont Bieteron (+; 2763m). Through Southwest Slope of Mont Palòn from Literan Lake and crossing through South-southwestern Slopes. From big shoulder down through the rocks easy but exposed a short distance; then continue by flexing just to the North-northeast and through a small track, which often gets lost between the grassy slopes, with some small rock (sometimes delicate passages of I°, moreover not forced and thus easily bypassed on both sides) to reach the Summit Cross (EE/F+; 2h '50/3h '10 from the lake or, more in bottom, from private dirt road).
Note: you absolutely can not crossing down the grassy slopes of the East-Northeast Slope to the Lakes Estoul and Chamen, because really treacherous and dangerous, even in the absence of snow but covered grass as "Olline", very slippery. It should go down again, and then navigate.
13)- : Mont Palon (2594m); various paths on South-southwestern Slopes from Lake Literan. Ascent through boring grassy slopes with short crossing on small rocks which require a final bit of caution when wet or in snow (E/F; 1h '45/2h '00 from the loch or, lower, from dirt road).