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Ueschenen

Kandersteg, SWITZERLAND

Climbs 50 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 2004m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
During the summer there is fantastic sports climbing on the south side of the valley; all recently bolted with abseil points as well. The rock is superb limestone, slabby but with friction, unlike the mostly polished and over-climbed rock we have in the UK! There are many water-flutings on the crag which are a pleasure to climb. The aspect is South East facing so gets the sun most of the day.

When the temperature drops a steep crag on the north side becomes one of Europe's premier bolted mixed venues. I don't currently have a topo of these and can't find one on the internet anywhere. If you have one can you please let me know. A recent guidebook has been published (called Hot Ice Cold Rock)and is available from Cordee or at http://www.peglers.co.uk/2_Hot-Ice-Cold-Rock.htm

The views in this region are outstanding.

Guidebooks
Schweiz Plaisir West (2012), Schweiz Extrem West (2010), Schweiz Plaisir West (2004)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
 UESHENEN WALL  
2Argus6a  
3Andromeda6b+  
4Thyphon6c  
5Zurcher-Sportweg6b+  
6Graue Wand6a *1
7Limmat6a 2
8Diagonale6a **7
9Hasefuess5 1
10Baumroute6a 2
11Aurikel Primula5+  
12Wassermaa6a+ **4
13Hotzeplotz5+ 2
14Milan5+  
15Fabio Lost Radio4+ **3
16Flaschenleerer6a  
17Familienroute5+ ***9
18Parallel5+ 4
19Chutz5+ 1
20Herbstweg6a  
21Kolibri6a+  
22Usklang6c  
23Pinguin5+  
 UESHENEN MIXED  
 Climb nameGradex
25PowerbatM10 ** 
26Pink PantherM9 ***9
27Twin TowersM10 ***2
28MatadorM11 ***3
29FlashM9+ ** 
30GroundhogM7+ *1
31SteinzeitM8 ***4
32GrohuhndingM7+ **3
33CanadianM8 **3
34KrassM8 *2
35Hakuna Matata *7a  
363-Stern *7a  
37Cassin *6b+  
38Transit *6b+  
39Tabu *6b+  
40Goldschuh *6c  
41Pschüttigütti *8b  
42Piccola *6c+  
43Joker *6c  
44Hanibal *7a  
45Fusion *8a  
46Upatopie *7a+  
47Lampenfieber *7a  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Access notes
The best access is by car from Kandersteg but there is a toll for the road of 10 Swiss Francs. This gets you to a car park about 20 mins walk from the crag in the summer. With snow the walk up to the valley becomes a bit more arduous and ski touring is the best option.

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