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Mittellegi Ridge 5b 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0
Ostegg Hut to Mittellegi Hut (lower Northeast Ridge) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 13,025 ft
GPS: 46.578, 8.005 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Brian on Sep 24, 2011
Admins: Dan Flynn

Description

What can be said about the Eiger? The rock quality (limestone) is notoriously terrible. The weather is notoriously terrible. The Norwand (north wall) is 6000 ft high. It is legendary among climbers. Every aspiring alpinist wants to climb it even if it is a pile of rubble.

Getting There

The main town at the base is Grindelwald which is right up the road/tracks from Interlaken. The small hamlet of Grund at the base of the hill below Grindelwald has a great hostel used by climbers and it is right next to the cog railway station for the Jungfraujoch.

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0
Mittellegi Ridge 5b
Aid, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mittellegi Ridge 5b 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 Aid, Alpine
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Brian
North Kingstown, RI
Brian   North Kingstown, RI
Jed,
That obviously depends on weather no matter the month. My guess would be that it is too late in the season but that is just a guess. I did the route on August 1st in 2005 and it snowed white-out conditions for two days on the way down (we spent the night in the Monch hut). There is a guide's desk in the sport center in Grindelwald. I recommend contacting them and asking. They could tell you the conditions and if the Mittellegi hut is open. grindelwaldsports.ch/en/con…
Brian Sep 28, 2017
Jed N
Raleigh, NC
Jed N   Raleigh, NC
Was going to be in area and was wondering if first week of October was too late in the season for Mittellegi Ridge Sep 28, 2017
Couloirman Schmiddy
Providence, RI
Couloirman Schmiddy   Providence, RI
I lost my black pro-tec skateboard style helmet with 2 go pro cameras in a BASE jumping accident off the North Face in 2010. If anyone finds it near the base of the North Face, or knows or someone who found it I would pay handsomely for the safe return of the memory cards in the cameras. Let me know!!! May 29, 2015
Brian
North Kingstown, RI
Brian   North Kingstown, RI
There is only one "classic" route on the north face, the 1938 route. I have beta on the Nord Pilar, (North Pillar) if that interests you. Jul 28, 2013
does anyone have any bata on some of the classic routes on the north face? Jul 28, 2013
Ryan Barber
Rumney, NH
Ryan Barber   Rumney, NH
Finally, someone has submitted some Eiger beta!! I was searching for this a month ago, and am very pleased to see you having submitted it. Now if only someone would do the same for the classic 1938 Heckmair route. The picture of the Mittellegi Ridge is beautiful. Nice job. Oct 10, 2011

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