Monviso Rock climbing15 routes in sector
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Access this area from Quintino Sella Hut (2.00 hrs hike from Pian del Re car park) for the east and south face, and Vallanta Hut for the west face. North face can be accessed from all huts and approach needs extensive planning.
This multipitch is best climbed from mid-August to mid-September where all rocks are stable and ice and snow disappeared from chimneys and canyons. From Pian Del Re carpark (2020m above sea level), hike for 2h and 45min to Quintino Sella Hut (2640m). From the hut hike up to the Viso pass. From the pass you can see two gigantic steep canyons. The right-one called "Canale del Lago Grande" is the beginning of the eastern flank route (2700m). The route is a series of pitches of small walls, chimneys and pinnacles alternate with scrambles of easy to medium difficulty. The most direct route (avoiding the Roberts Tower) will take 4.5 to 6 hrs to the summit. Descent is made through the safer Via Normale on the southern face and will take an extra 4 to 5 hours. The eastern flank route is equipped of few bolts and belay stations on the most difficult places and is marked sparsely by yellow and red marks but the line follows the main flank to the top and is very intuitive. The altitude (summit at 3841m above sea level) will add a severe difficulty to an technically easy climbing route. Typically the climb can be done in three days with two nights at the hut (booking required).
FA: E. Kind/A. Kind/U. Valbusa/A. Weber, 1902
FA: W. Coolidge/C. Almer 1881