Route Database : NW Face


Country: Overseas
Region: Alps
Location: Monte Rosa
Crag/Mountain: Schwarzhorn (Corno Nero)
Route Name: NW Face
Type: Alpine Climb
Grade: PD
Guidebook: Alpine Club Valais Alps East / The Alpine 4000m Peaks
Climbers: P Hopwood, J Mason
Date Climbed: 1995-08-15
Author: Paul Hopwood
Date Entered: 2005-01-18


Not a very independent summit on the high Monte Rosa chain of peaks, but a prominent rock top & a beautiful position.

Short but hearty 50 degree snow slope, then turn left & climb some rock to summit.


Author: Paul Hopwood on 2005-01-18

Not really worth doing as a peak on it's own. However, it's well worth doing as part of a hight alt. traverse including Ludwigshohe 4341m, Parrotspitze 4436m, Zumsteinspitze 4536m & SignalKuppe 4556m.

All are at the same grade.

All these peaks can be done in one morning with a return to the gnifetti hut or a stay on the summit of Signalkuppe in the hightest building in Europe (Margherita Hut 4556m).

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The route description and comments provided here are intended to complement and not replace the descriptions found in official guidebooks. You are therefore encouraged to read our full disclaimer before attempting this route.


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