Alpine climbing Premium content

Nâlân (Placche di Paleria, Valle Onsernone)

· 1 review · Alpine climbing · Ticino
Responsible for this content
Outdooractive Climbing Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • at the end of the 2nd pitch
    at the end of the 2nd pitch
    Photo: Johanna Singer, Outdooractive Climbing
m 1100 1000 900 800 700 600 1,8 1,6 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km
Distance 1.9 km
4:30 h
400 m
400 m
1,135 m
708 m
Fantastic route in the left part of the Placche di Paleria in great, rough gneiss in the Valle Onsernone

If you are looking for peace and quiet away from the busy routes in Ponte Brolla, you will find it here. The Placche di Paleria on Pizzo della Croce offers a good dozen routes between 6a and 7b. The Nâlân is the penultimate route in the left part of the wall and is one of the easier routes with 6a+ (5c+ obl.). Except for a plashy trickle and the rustling chestnut leaves in the wind, nothing can be heard. Here you can still enjoy the silence. If you can master the first pitch over a friction plate with slightly larger bolt spacings, you shouldn't have any problems on the remaining pitches. All in all, the Nâlân offers great climbing over friction plates, swings, cracks and passages on fantastic crystals, always with a wonderful view of the Valle Onsernone and the hilly areas in front of Lake Maggiore.

Unlock all features with Pro+
With Pro+ you gain access to the route's details, including directions, pictures, the GPS track and other valuable information.

Already unlocked? 

Premium content Premium routes are provided by professional authors or publishers.
Publisher Outdooractive Climbing

The aim of the Outdooractive Climbing site is to bring you professional climbing content of the highest quality alongside all the information you could need for your climbing holiday or when tackling your next route. In addition to a wide variety of multi-pitch routes, we will also be featuring sport climbing areas in greater detail in the near future.

You can look forward to the following data:

  • Topos in printable quality
  • Grades
  • Protection
  • Gear and equipment
  • Approaches and descents
  • Media
Profile picture of Johanna Singer Author Johanna Singer
Always keep smiling ;)

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Profile picture of Alba Ferrer
Alba Ferrer
December 01, 2020 · Outdooractive Editors
Show more

Photos from others