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.

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
6Graue Wand6a *1
7Limmat6a 2
8Diagonale6a **7
9Hasefuess5a 1
10Baumroute6a 4
11Aurikel Primula5c  
12Wassermaa6a+ **5
13Hotzeplotz5c 2
15Fabio Lost Radio4c **4
17Familienroute5c ***11
18Parallel5c 4
19Chutz5c 2
20Herbstweg6a 1
25PowerbatM10 ** 
26Pink PantherM9 ***10
27Twin TowersM10 ***2
28MatadorM11 ***5
29FlashM9+ ** 
30GroundhogM7+ *1
31SteinzeitM8 ***5
32GrohuhndingM7+ **5
33CanadianM8 **4
34KrassM8 *4
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  
48Tooltime *M10+ ***1
49Love *M9 **1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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