|This summit belongs to the Masino-Bregaglia-Disgrazia chain and is a very fine mountain between the Monte Disgrazia and Bernina Group.|
Entirely in Italy it grows up from the Ghiacciaio della Ventina.
Due to its wonderful scenery and low difficulty of the normal route it is often climbed in summer from people spending holidays in Chiareggio or Chiesa Valmalenco.
This summit is better known for its north wall and the fine ski mountaneering possibilities (BSA).
His summit can be easy reached with the SW ridge (normal route), starting from Passo Cassandra (3097 m) ... careful with fresh snow ... only one simple pass of rock climbing (easy).
Can be reached easily also by the NE ridge - from Forcella Balabio (3000 m) the pass ot the east side of Pizzo Cassandra
South sides are of no climbing importance
Passo Cassandra can also be reached in about 3 hours from Rifugio Ponti (2559 m) or Rifugio Bosio (2086 m), which are stations on the well-known Sentiero Roma hiking trail: From Bivacco Desio (ruine!) at Passo di Corna Rossa (2836 m) there is a marked route (only spots but no prepared trail!) along the SE side of Monte Disgrazia to Passo Cassandra (thank to Mathias)
the north wall
When To Climb
MapsKompass 1:50000 hiking map Nr. 93 "Bernina Sondrio"
Swiss map 1:50000 Nr. 278 "Monte Disgrazia"