Albigna Valley offers fun, enjoyable climbing on short to medium length routes in a spectacular alpine setting. The climbing consists of mainly steep slabs on beautifully textured granite offering fantastic friction that is said to resemble the granite domes of Tuolumne Meadows in California. Most of the routes have first rate double bolt belays, at good stances, and because some of the pitches are only partially bolted, a light alpine rack would be a good idea.
From Zurich drive south to Chur and then head over the Julier Pass to Silvaplana. From Silvaplana drive south-west over to the Maloja Pass toward Vicosoprano. You will reach the cable car station at Pranzaira just before the turn off to Camping Mulina in Vicosoprano.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Albigna Valley:
Piz Balzet - South Ridge 4a 5.4 PG13 Trad, Sport, Alpine, 8 pitches, 800 feet, Grade IV
Spazzacaldeira-Nasi Goreng 6a 5.10a Trad, Sport, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600 feet, Grade II
Spazzacaldeira-Steinfresser 6b 5.10b Sport, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600 feet, Grade II
Spazzacaldeira-Via Leni 6b 5.10b Sport, Alpine, 6 pitches, 700 feet, Grade III
Featured Route For Albigna Valley
Spazzacaldeira-Via Leni 6b 5.10b International : Europe : ... : Albigna Valley
Via Leni was one, if not the first modern route in the E face of Spazzacaldeira. Due to the easy access (15 minutes from cable car) on weekends it draws lots of crowds. It begins with an uneven slab/face. Crux is a slightly overhanging move at the end of pitch 2.Descent: 20 Meter rap into a small couloir. walk/scramble down SW...[more] Browse More Classics in International