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Eiger

Grindlewald, SWITZERLAND

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 3930m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
Because if its famous north face, the Eiger is one of the most famous and written about peaks in the world. The battle to climb this face has captivated the interest of climbers and non-climbers alike since the time of the first attempt in 1934.

The Eiger is a striking peak from all sides and a worthy climb by any of its many routes, none of which are particularly easy. The easiest way to the summit is via the West Flank & West Ridge, which is a very complex route of about the same level of difficulty as the Hûrnli ArÆte on the Matterhorn with rock pitches up to III and ice to 40 degrees.

Guidebooks
Schweiz Extrem West (2010), Bernese Oberland (2003)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1South-East Face - 1974 RouteTD+  
2South-East Face - 1937 RouteTD  
3The Rathole SyndromeED1 ***1
4MärmelibahnED1  
5Panorama RouteED1  
6Hörnli RidgeD *2
7North-East (Mittellegi) RidgeD ***40
8Lauper RouteTD+ *** 
9North-East Pillar - Austrian RouteTD ***1
10Griff ins LichtF7c  
11North-East Pillar - Scottish RouteED3  
12North Pillar5.7  
13Slovenian Route5.10c  
14John Harlin RouteED4  
15Czech RouteA3  
16The Young SpiderM7  
17Ideal DirettissimaED1  
18Japanese Direttissima5.9  
19Toni Hiebeler Memorial RouteED1  
20MétanoïaED4  
 Climb nameGradex
21PacienciaF8a *** 
22La Vida es SilbarF7c *** 
231938 RouteED1 ***26
24Czech PillarA4  
25Geneva PillarED2  
26Ghilini-Piola RouteED4  
27Gelber-Engel5.11a  
28North CornerED3  
29Yeti5.10a  
30Eiger SanctionED3  
31Le Chant du CygneED3  
32Spit Verdonesque ÉdentéED1  
33Deep Blue Sea7b+  
34Knez Route5.7  
35Ochsner-Brunner Route5.9  
36LöcherspielED1  
37Direct West Ridge5.12a  
38Via Ferrata RotstockVF1A 15
39West Flank & West RidgeAD *11
40South RidgeAD **12
Access notes
The Eiger is located in the Jungfrau Region of the Berner Oberland. It is normally reached from Interlaken via either Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. The starting points of all the routes can be reached by train from either of these towns. A mountain railway goes to Kleine Scheidegg via Alpiglen from Grindlewald and via Wengen from Lauterbrunnen. The famous Jungfrau Railway which accesses Eiger Glacier & Eismeer Stations and the Jungfraujoch starts at Kleine Scheidegg.

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