Becs de Bosson

Elevation (feet): 10,331
Elevation (meters): 3,149
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.167895
Longitude: 7.518366
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Geneve
Convenient Center: Grimenz, Sierre

Thanks to J. Vranjes for adding this peak.

Becs de Bosson (3148.8 m) is a peak north of Sasseneire and south-west of Grimentz town in the Val d'Annivers. An attractive road connects Grimentz with Sierre in the Rhone valley. The mountain can be climbed from several directions following the routes from the surrounding valleys. Very convenient is the route from the Moiry lake dam.

But not many people climb Becs de Bosson. The real climb are only final fifty odd meters, yet those are not simple. They contain several exposed places with scree and loose rock. At one point, after passing through a hole in the rock (a kind of cave), perhaps only 20 meters below the summit, one must also descend some 6-7 meters, with a great depth below, and it is good to have somebody with a rope to secure you at such places. Inside the cave through which the route goes there is a number 1870 carved into the rock, possibly from the first climbers.

Thanks to J. Vranjes for this description.