Altitude 1934m a.s.l
Pete on Pink Panther © Tom Livingstone
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 southeast-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 here.
The views in this region are outstanding.
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 carpark 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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