The symbol of Bregaglia
The Spazzacaldeira massif is best known among mountain lovers for the imposing granite needle "La Fiamma", which has become the symbol of the val Bregaglia.
The granite needle is easily reached by shortening the ascent with the Albigna cable car from Pranzaira. From the Albigna dam keeper's house, follow the trail tracks westwards towards the saddle (south of the summit). About halfway up, a narrow path branches off to the right. It leads through a steep gully (easy climbing passages, 3a) to a saddle with large boulders. We keep to the right and reach the southwest saddle at the foot of the Fiamma via a comfortable terrace and a grassy ledge.
La Fiamma (2388m)
- Via Normale: 1 rope, 20m, 5c ca. 30 min
- Fuoco e Fiamme: 1 rope, 20m, 6a+ approx. 30min
First ascent: Philipp Wieland, H. Hürlimann 08 August 1936