Ice and rock peak between two higher and more famous peaks Ober Gabelhorn and Zinalrothorn (both above 4000m/13500ft) Classic route from Rothornhutte up the South Ridge. Good and solid rock.

Time: Zermatt-Rothornhutte: 4 hours

Trifthorn 2-3 hours from Rothornhutte

difficulty: pretty easy

Elevation (feet): 12,231
Elevation (meters): 3,728
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.051528
Longitude: 7.678333
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Convenient Center: Zermatt,Zinal

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Trifthorn.

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  • Log #13785 - by roger gaff on Aug 27, 2003
    From the Rothorn Hut via the 'missing' couloir to the Triftoch - very fine rock Gneiss? to the summit of the Trift. Same route used in descent to the glacier. An enjoyable peak for those newly out...
  • Log #13786 - by john handley on Aug 20, 2000
    From rothorn hut difficulty depends on the condition of the approach coulior needs plenty of snow or cold conditions otherwise very loose the ridge is brilliant given AD- in new guide. Care needed in...
  • Log #13787 - by Jacobijn Bruijning on July 31, 2000
    This was a nice trainingtrip for the "Zinalrothorn".
  • Log #13788 - by Davide on Apr 06, 2000
    easy and nice route with ski ...and a great view on Ober Gabelhorn!