BETA PHOTO: The right side of the Graue Wand, with the routes ...
The Graue Wand is one of the premiere granite venues in central Switzerland. Despite the somewhat lengthy approach, the area is very popular. The routes are long (generally 400m) and sustained, and the rock is of superb quality.
The Graue Wand is south facing, and receives sun from early mid morning through the late afternoon.
The approach begins from 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 hut.
To reach the Graue Wand, follow the approach to the hut. Just before the final slope leading to the hut, follow a red/white marked trail that breaks to the left. Follow this trail leading east/northeast. The Graue Wand is in clear view from here. Take a more or less direct line towards the area (there are trails and cairns everywhere, don't feel obliged to follow any particular one).
The approach is a solid 90 minutes from the military road. Except for the final slope, it is not particularly strenuous.
Climbing Season For the Switzerland area.
Weather station 6.8 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Graue Wand
Conquest 7a 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Europe
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One of the most famous and popular climbs in the area, and a classic from the Remy Brothers, Conquest is defined by a perfectly parallel vertical crack in the upper wall. The sixth pitch (6a+) and crux seventh pitch (7a) ascend this crack system. The 7a is markedly harder than the rest of the route, and can be avoided by climbing a flake and chimney to the right of the crack (part of the neighboring Rote Platten route, graded 5b). After the crux pitch, the remainder of the route is somewhat an...[more] Browse More Classics in International
The Graue Wand in high summer
BETA PHOTO: The left side of the Graue Wand, with the routes C...
BETA PHOTO: The Graue Wand, from the trail leading to the Albe...