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Viadukt 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 6 pitches, 500', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Colin Winter on Oct 21, 2008

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The final abseil. Refreshing...

Description 

A very nice, airy route, traversing left out over the large recess in the wall between the chaltbach and meteorit sectors.

Pitch 1: 5b, pleasant, steep face climbing on good holds.
Pitch 2: 5b, pleasant traversing pitch, crossing both the Maenner von Memmental and Blauer Kaefer routes, before tucking around into very exposed territory in the giant recess in the wall.
Pitch 3: 5c, magnificent, airy pitch, pleasantly traversing left and up blocky, then pocketed rock. Either stop at the first anchor you encounter to line up for a 6b pitch that takes off from there, or continue traversing left for another anchor.
Pitch 4: choose your own adventure. There is a phenomenally exposed, slightly overhanging 6a below you. which you abseil once to access, and a very lovely, technical 6b above. Whichever one you start with, but make sure to do them both!

Descend by abseiling down the route. Of all the abseils in the chaltbach sector, this one is the most exposed of all.

Location 

Pass by the meteorit sector and traverse up and to the right past a giant recess in the wall (there is often a waterfall here). Follow a clear trail up to the base of the rock.

The route takes off to the right of the route Männer von Memmental, and is marked.


With regards to the abseil descent, take note of the comments to the area!



Protection 

Very well bolted. No complementary protection required, except perhaps a spare set of underwear to change into after the abseil.


Photos of Viadukt Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The view up towards Melchsee-Frutt from the top of...
The view up towards Melchsee-Frutt from the top of...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch two: on the first of the two traversing pitc...
Pitch two: on the first of the two traversing pitc...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch three: the second of the two traversing pitc...
Pitch three: the second of the two traversing pitc...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch one: Daniele H cruising up the steep, endles...
Pitch one: Daniele H cruising up the steep, endles...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling in on one of the Viadukt abseils.  Extreme...
Pulling in on one of the Viadukt abseils. Extreme...
Rock Climbing Photo: casting a shadow on the abseil
casting a shadow on the abseil
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 5: in the crux moves of the pitch.
Pitch 5: in the crux moves of the pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Abseiling, somewhere over the rainbow, way up high...
Abseiling, somewhere over the rainbow, way up high...
Rock Climbing Photo: Casual traverse at the top to get to the abseilpis...
Casual traverse at the top to get to the abseilpis...

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