Punta Paletta

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 45.76243°N / 7.16292°E
Additional Information County: Aosta Valley St. Pierre Avise St. Nicholas Municipalities
Activities Activities: Hiking
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 9219 ft / 2810 m
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Small intermediate share between the Punta di Leissé or Leysser (2771 m) and the Monte Rosso di Vertosan (2943 m), all located in the Mont Fallère Group (3061 m) immediately to the West of the City of Aosta and above the municipalities of Sarre and Saint Pierre. Easy to climb, it is generally achieved by crossing the various points mentioned above in one direction and another.

Piccola quota intermedia tra la Punta di Leissé o Leysser (2771 m) ed il Monte Rosso di Vertosan (2943 m), tutte collocate nel Gruppo del Mont Fallère (3061 m) subito ad Occidente della Città di Aosta ed al di sopra dei Comuni di Sarre e di Saint Pierre. Di facile salita, in genere viene raggiunta compiendo la traversata delle varie punte suddette in un senso e nell'altro.

Getting There

BY CAR: From Torino, Milano, etc: Motorway A5. Exit at Aosta Ovest. From Switzerland: through the Grand Saint Bernard Tunnel or the namesake pass. From France, through the Mont Blanc Tunnel or Petit Saint Bernard Pass: It is not necessary to take Motorway A5: you can drive on SS.26, in the direction of Aosta. BY PLANE: Aeroporto Internazionale "Corrado Gex" Saint Christophe (Aosta). From the Aosta Ovest (Aymavilles) exit of the motorway, take state highway n° 26 Toward Courmayeur. After about 5 km, you'll reach the Village of Saint Pierre (731m). Turn right on the road for the small Village of Saint Nicolas (1.200m). Past the village, you'll reach a fork. The left branch leads to Colle di Joux (1.898m). Take instead the right branch in the direction of Vetan (1.671m). At the center of the small village turn left and proceed for about 150m on paved road.


From the Village of Vetan Dessus or from the adjacent Verrogne reach the middle part of the valley with this last name just before reaching the Alpe Le Crotte (2392m); from the vicinity of a water intake on the Torrent of La Crete, or from the same Alpe Le Crotte, turn decisively to the left (West) reaching the path that leads to the Passo di Paletta (2797m) and from this easily to the Summit via the elementary Southern Ridge.

Dal Villaggio di Vetan Dessus oppure dall'adiacente di Verrogne raggiungere la parte media del vallone con questo ultimo nome appena prima di raggiungere l'Alpe Le Crotte (2392 m); dalle vicinanze di una presa dell'acqua sul Torrente di La Crete, oppure dall'Alpe Le Crotte, volgere decisamente a sinistra (Ovest) raggiungendo il sentiero che conduce al Passo di Paletta (2797 m) e da questo facilmente in vetta tramite l'elementare Cresta Sud.

First Ascents

First on the summit: Unknown. In winter: Unknown.

When to Climb Equipment & Difficulties

When In all seasons. In tutte le stagioni. Equipment For hiking or with snowshoes or by ski. Da escursionismo oppute con racchette da neve o tramite sci. Difficulties From F (easy) to F+. Da F (Facile) a F+.