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Albert Heim

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Albert Heim Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,339'
Location: 46.6091, 8.4639 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Dan Flynn, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dan Flynn on Dec 30, 2011
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Description 

The climbing venues near the Albert-Heim hut in the Furka pass are some of the best that Switzerland has to offer, offering an abundance of raw, steep alpine granite of impeccable quality in a breathtaking setting. 


Topos for some routes can be found in the Plaisir Ost guidebook, and for others in the SAC guidebook.

Good bivy sites for Graue Wand and other areas can be found along the stream, west of the hut, e.g. at 46.6129409, 8.4533821.

Getting There 

The approach begins from the Hotel Tiefenbach, on the east side of the the Furka pass. Park there or pay a nominal fee for use of a former military road that will gain you some elevation and cut your approach time by 15-20 minutes. There is a clear trailhead for the approach to the Albert-Heim hut. 


Climbing Season



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Albert Heim
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch one of the South Pillar (5a)

Southwest Pillar 5b 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : Switzerland : ... : Dammazwillinge
A very interesting, homogeous climb on very solid, steep red alpine granite. Interesting and engaging throughout, despite the very moderate grade. The line elegently weaves its way up the face, connecting various cracks and corners with relatively little traversing (except at the beginning of pitch two, for which there is also a direct variation - difficulty unknown, it looked good but a fair bit more challenging). Pitches go at 5a, 5b, 5b, 5b, 5b, 5a+, 3b.We found the final sequence in the firs...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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