Route Database : SE Ridge


Country: Overseas
Region: Alps
Location: Monte Rosa
Crag/Mountain: Zumsteinspitze
Route Name: SE Ridge
Type: Alpine Climb
Grade: F
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


Only a blip between Dufourspitze & Signalkuppe on the high Monte Rosa chain of peaks, but what a situation. The views down the East face of Monte Rosa are breathtaking. It's usually done as part of a high level traverse or crossed by climbers heading to the Margherita hut from Dufourspitze.

From the Colle Gnifetti climb a short narrow snow ridge (the view to your right is amazing), then short distance of snow & rock to the summit.


Author: Paul Hopwood on 2005-01-18

Not usually done as a peak on it's own. However, it's well worth doing as part of a hight alt. traverse including Schwarzhorn 4322m, Ludwigshohe 4341m, Parrotspitze 4436m & 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).

Additional Information on "Zumsteinspitze":

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Additional Information on "SE Ridge":

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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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