very popular amongst hikers, mountain bikers, and believe it or not... base jumpers! although i havent met too many people that speak about climbing in the region, there is much potential in the area its located in the shadow of many snow capped peaks and glaciers, encluding the notorious Eiger, and the view of and from the valley below is absolutely astounding! there are dozens of water-falls gushing out from the overhanging cliffs you will have to see to believe. a bit unpositive about the summer months, but it tends to be a little bit more on the low key side of things durring the autum months some of the rock is a bit shakey or loose, but if you have some immagination and a lust for adventure, it shouldnt prove to be too dangerous. even for the heights you can reach, the wind doesnt seem to pick up enough to oppose any serious threat
from Interlocken, take bus rout number 5 to Wilderswil, and then hop a train to Lauterbrunnen. there is one quite lovely trail that takes you above the falls to Muren, and another even further to Gimmelwald. if you want to climb near or past Muren, there is a gondola that takes you there, and another one to Gimmelwald. once youre in the Oberland, the choices of climbing, or any other outdoor sporting activity is yours
ps: there is a hostel in Lauterbrunnen if you are interested in staying there, so you dont have to ride the train every day from Interlocken
the crux is just about anywhere the rock is wet and slippery. the handholds are great. almost like climbing a lader most of the way. its not a straight shot direct from start to finnish, but it is largely vertical. a couple times you have to manuever to large blocks on either side of you. as long as you keep to the right of the water, its not too bad of a climb i did it without ropes or rock shoes. i carried my boots over my shoulder and went at it barefoot. its a bit nerve racking at times, esp...[more]Browse More Classics in International
John Harlins Die Alpen/Eiger 1/5 YouTube shows one wild route next to Staubbach Falls. Slide to the end of the clip to see the hanging belay perched at the lip of a 200 ft summit roof that caps a 1,000 ft wall. The Imax movie shows enough to entice one to rap in from the top and just do the last pitch.
beautiful location and waterfall. the rock walls here are very impressive and I'm sure there has to be more routes in the area.
our canyoneering guide mentioned a few climbs and at the top of the Schilthorn cable car there are supposedly a bunch of bolted sport routes down a little ways from the top of the peak. I saw a outdoor adventure type pamphlet in Murren that described it along with the via feratta from murren to gimmelwald.