Pizzo del Prévat (2558 m)


Published by Tampere , 19 June 2010, 20h42.

Region: World » Switzerland » Tessin » Bellinzonese
Date of the hike:19 June 2010
Hiking grading: T2 - Mountain hike
Climbing grading: 5b (French Grading System)
Waypoints:
Geo-Tags: CH-TI   Gruppo Pizzo Campolungo   Gruppo Poncione di Vespero 
Time: 9:00
Height gain: 680 m 2230 ft.
Route:Capanna Tremorgio - Pizzo del Prévat - Capanna Tremorgio
Access to start point:Rodi
Access to end point:Rodi
Accommodation:Capanna Tremorgio, Capanna Leit

Planning
We planned this hike duration to be hole Saturday. Therefore we stayd overnight at Capanna Tremorgio (1848 m) which was: quiet, clean and friendly place. More closer the peak is the SAC Hütte Capanna Leit (2257 m), but this was closed at Friday (opening today 19th of June ;)).

Approcah
We started early and we reached the starting point at 8.00. Hike from Tremorgio took quite exactly 2 hours and route was marked extremely well. Route selected was #4 (Spigolo) which is first climbed at 1943 (classic it is).
As an approach path we chose the one which goes via Leit hütte. There was a quite some show and the path was fully covered in many places. Ice axe was quite enough anyway and no crampons needed. Grading maybe T2

Description of the route and conditions
First sections of route 4 covered with snow a therefore we started from the second section (which has a very good stand and is a good starting point as well). I list here the grading for the route which we used:
  2. 5b+ was then first for us
  3. 4c
  4. 5b
  5. 4c
  6. 5b
  7. 4c alternative route when 5c looked too difficult
During this started to snow heavily and all places were wet very quiqly --> we belayed down 2 rope lenght with 2x(1/2) 50m rope = 100m. So unfortunately we did not reach the peak (this time). Nevertheless there was only 3c and 3b left, but we concidered to be more safer to come down.

Exit and way back
BY using snow fields it was fun to "skii" down with shoes and also much faster. We were down at Rodi already at 15 o'clock

Hike partners: Tampere

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