|The finest (even if not the highest) mountain of the Valle Spluga|
It looks like a circus rocky ridge that contains two glaciers on its south and north sides.
Very popoular mountain, often climbed both from italian and swiss sides, not difficult but not banal to climb, its summit ridge crossing is the finest way to spend a day here.
It has four summits, from west : Punta Nera 3027m - Punta Rossa 3015m - Punta Bianca and Punta Adami 2987m.
On its western side the ridge goes on with some high rocky towers Cime Cadenti (2989-3021m) with steep walls and channels.
On the eastern side, after the saddle under the Punta Adami, another very fine little chain : the Pinirocolo (piz Por - 3028m)
On its northern side the ridge come down with a long ridge, ending with Mittaghorn
|starting from Milan (Italy) by car : |
- route 36 to Colico, than Chiavenna, Campodolcino, Madesimo, Montespluga and Splügen Pass (2113m)
- autoroute Milano-Como-Lugano-Bellinzona-S.Bernardino (tunnel)-Splügen and Splügen Pass (2113m)
starting from Chur (CH)
- autoroute of S.Bernardino till Splügen then, on the left to Spluga pass
The starting points are Montespluga, Splügen Pass and Schwarzwalalp
|rope and iceaxe always useful !|
starting from Montespluga :
starting from Passo Spluga :
starting from Splügen :
starting from Schwarzwalalp :
Crossing of the Cime Cadenti can be a not easy and not always safe climbing ... only for skilled climbers !
ski mountaneering info
|almost all year long (dicember and january not always are good)|
wonderful ski-mountaneering in late winter and spring
amusing easy climbs in summer
moody ambient in fall
|no need, |
this summit can be climbed in one day trip from the north-western area of Lombardia (I) or Canton Ticino (CH).
Some little hotel in Montespluga allows early morning starts for ski-mountanering.