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Bonistock / Melchsee-Frutt 
Cheselenflue 
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Melchtal Rock Climbing 


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The final abseil. Refreshing...

Description 

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 SBB.ch.

Climbing Season



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]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',11],['5.11',12],['5.12',1],['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]

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: The jugular upper section of Heiliggeischt

Heiliggeischt 6b 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : Switzerland : ... : Bonistock / Melchsee-Frutt
In the humble opinion of a +/- local, the upper half of this route is the most entertaining 30 feet of limestone climbing, at the grade, in all of Switzerland.... assuming you like it steep and juggy.Unfortunately, as with neighboring routes, one observes a certain positive correlation between absurdly well-featured stone and virtually perpetual moisture. Shorthand: if it is dry, climb it.As a casual nota bene, the crux is actually in the lower, vertical section. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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