Schweiz Plaisir West

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Published Edition Filidor (2012)
ISBN 978-3-906087-39-9

Website www.filidor.ch

Review

An updated version of this guide. It contains a selection of routes in the lower - mid grades in the west "half" of Switzerland and over the boarder into the Haute Savoie of France. The 62 crags essentially run from Annecy through to Grimsel pass, with the majority in the Valais and Bernese Oberland regions. The guide includes numerous new or rebooted crags that weren't covered in the older guide. These have replaced some of the older areas that have fallen out of favour - so the 2004 version is still useful. Routes are mostly sport routes, if trad gear is needed, it is listed in the route info. A useful update for UK climbers is that the guide is now written in German, French and English (the previous guide contained Italian instead). A very useful guidebook for visiting climbers with a good variety and plenty of good routes to choose from.

Other editions of this guidebook
Schweiz Plaisir West Edition Filidor (2004)


Crags covered by this Guide
Bern crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Bächlital59GraniteSE
Bärenwand4GraniteSE
Beretli34LimestoneSW
Birre3LimestoneSE
Bockstor66LimestoneSE
Büffelfels11Sandstone (hard)S
Bugeleisen6GraniteE
Dallenboden40LimestoneS
Eldorado27GraniteS
Engelhorner32Limestoneall
Gelmerfluh7GraniteW
Gelmerhörner22GraniteSE
Gerstenegg39GraniteE
Gletscherschlucht40LimestoneNW
Gross Diamantstock3Graniteall
Handegg14GraniteSW
Hintisberg40LimestoneS
Hohflue11GneissS
Hornfluh40UNKNOWNW
Marée9GraniteSW
Mittagfluh10GneissSE
Neuhaus71Sandstone (hard)SE
Niederhorn - Buufal65LimestoneS
Raterichsbodensee12GraniteE
Rotsteini34LimestoneSE
Sommerloch5GraniteSE
Staldenflue40LimestoneS
Steinbruch Burgfluh45LimestoneS
Stockhorn38LimestoneS
Tschorrenflue2LimestoneS
Ueschenen50LimestoneSE
Wissenfluh70LimestoneSE
Fribourg crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Gastlosen805Limestoneall
Haute-Savoie crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Aiguilles Rouges253GneissS
Col de Colombiere64LimestoneSE
Mont Oreb - Vallorcine6GneissE
Paroi de Gramusset16LimestoneSE
Valais crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Aiguille d'Orny6Graniteall
Aiguille de la Cabane5Graniteall
Bramois134Gneiss?
Brig200Graniteall
Brunegg200Limestoneall
De Moiry4GneissSW
Dorénaz143GneissSW
Dri Horlini36Gneissall
Fieschertal55Graniteall
Miéville324GraniteSE
Pierre Avoi30LimestoneSW
Sanetsch180LimestoneSE
Wiwannihorn27GneissS
Vaud crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Drapel120LimestoneSW
L'Argentine13Limestoneall
Les Diablerets330Limestoneall
Pierre du Moelle76LimestoneS
Yvorne64LimestoneS