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Galengrat- verschneidung 5c T,S 

Galengrat  


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Description 

An abundance of raw, alpine granite in a breathtaking alpine setting.

Getting There 

The Furka pass provides a connection between central Switzerland on its east side and the Valais to the west. The road itself is paved, and is generally open to traffic from the early/mid summer until late autumn, depending on weather conditions. On the east side of the pass, there are numerous superb venues for mountaineering activities.

The approach begins from the top of the Furka pass, traversing across beautiful alpine terrain to the base of the Sidelen glacier. The galengrat wall is at the back end of the glacier. The total approach time is around 1 hour and 45 minutes, with limited vertical.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Galengrat:
Galengrat-verschneidung 5c   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 9 pitches   
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Featured Route For Galengrat
The wall, taken from the base of the route.

Galengrat-verschneidung 5c 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : Switzerland : ... : Galengrat
A superb, moderate day climb on raw, alpine granite in a breathtaking alpine setting. rock is solid and the climbing varied. The final two pitches, up an awesome corner to the gain the ridge, offer continuously brilliant climbing from start to finish. The route is around 300 meters, and has nine pitches....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Galengrat Slideshow Add Photo
The top of the Hannibal tower, complete with bench.
The top of the Hannibal tower, complete with bench...
From the base of the Sidelen glacier, looking up towards the Galengrat
From the base of the Sidelen glacier, looking up t...
Approaching the area, with the Gross Furkahorn massive in the center and on the left, the Galengrat behind it in the center, and the Hannibal tower on the right.
Approaching the area, with the Gross Furkahorn mas...
The Galengrat, from the Sidelen glacier.  The Galengrat-Verschneidung runs just left of the shadow on the lower face, then up the corner (in the shade in this pic)
The Galengrat, from the Sidelen glacier. The Gale...

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