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Melchtal Rock Climbing 

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Mathijs K powering through the magnificent third p...


Easy access single pitch and multipitch sport climbing on solid limestone, in an alpine setting.

The three areas described here span the Meltchal valley, on the north side, up top, and on the south side.

Getting There 

Melchtal is a relatively quiet valley very close to Lucerne, and is accessible by public transport (bus) or car.

Public transportation options: train/bus/cable car for Melchsee-Frutt (Bonistock) or Cheselenflue.
Use 'Stöckalp' as destination in

Climbing Season

For the Switzerland area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Melchtal

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Melchtal:
Blauer Käfer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 6 pitches, 500'   Cheselenflue
Die Maenner von Memmental   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Cheselenflue
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Featured Route For Melchtal
Rock Climbing Photo: Mathijs K concluding the magnificent third pitch.

Die Maenner von Memmental 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Europe : Switzerland : ... : Cheselenflue
A stellar route, defined by its wildly exposed, crux third pitch. Pitch 1: 6b, up a steep slab on reasonably good holds.Pitch 2: 6c+, continues up the slab to its end and then into steeper terrain above on good holds. There is a distinct crux move just above the end of the slabby section. Pitch 3: 7a, from a comfortable ledge (anchor shared with the Blauer Kaefer), the route traverses right, onto an overhanging slab of rock that juts out into space. On the slab, the line continues up and to t...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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