North-east ridge

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 46.46490°N / 8.53600°E
Additional Information Route Type: Ridge (walk and climb)
Additional Information Time Required: Half a day
Additional Information Difficulty: UIAA II (III)
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The starting point of this route is the Passo del Naret (2438m). You can approach it from:

1.The Lago del Naret (2310m) 1h 40min from Locarno by car and then it will take 30-40 min. on a marked path

2.Ossasco (45min by car from Bellinzona, 1h from Lugano) and then 3h of walk

3.from Robiei (1900m), 3 h on foot.

Route Description

Remark: I advise this route ONLY to people with a very good mountain experience

The first step is to arrive up to the Passo del Naret (2438m), then walk to the Pizzo del Naret (2588m). There is a pile of stones at the top of the Pizzo del Naret. From the Pizzo del Naret begins the ridge, following it you will arrive to a high voltage pillar (we abandoned the ridge 200m before the pillar to walk through the grass). From this pillar, continuing to the left side of the ridge (3-4 meters below the ridge) you will reach the Pizzo Cristallina (2912m). The whole ridge will take 2 hours or a bit more.

To have a look at the route, please click on the image below

Essential Gear

If you want to bring a rope, you can, but in my opinion it is not essential.

Miscellaneous Info

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I did this route today (9 August 2003) with a friend. No snow, very sunny and pleasant climate (15-20°C). Nice!



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