La Ruinette

Elevation (feet): 12,787
Elevation (meters): 3,898
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 45.979111
Longitude: 7.400361
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1865
First successful climber(s): Whymper
Nearest major airport: berne
Convenient Center: arolla, les hauderes

Thanks to nick arran for adding this peak.

La Ruinette is the highest peak between Grand Combin and Dent Blanche. It is an easy peak to climb from the south side, featuring a nice ridge scramble with the option of a snow tramp near the top.

To quote Whymper, "there is not I suppose another mountain in the alps of the same height that can be ascended so easily .... as a standpoint it has not many superiors". Mind you, in his day there was a crevasse free glacier all the way up, whereas now there's nothing much but rocks. The view, for the effort, is amazing.

The traverse from La Ruinette to Mont Blanc de Cheilon is a lot more serious, but still possible for minor league rock climbers.

Thanks to nick arran for this description.