Elevation: 5,278 ft
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Shared By: Mark P. on Aug 4, 2019
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Description

Home to the most famous Swiss (and likely in the world) mountain, the Matterhorn, Zermatt sits at the southern end of the Mattertal (Mattervalley). Zermatt contains many high-end ski resorts, but is loved and used by climbers, mountaineers, bikers, skiers, hikers, via-ferraters, paragliders, and just plain tourists.

All sorts of climbing are possible around Zermatt:
-mountaineering on the Matterhorn, Breithorn, or any of the other peaks and ridges in the area
-multipitch climbing
-single-pitch cragging
-bouldering
-ice climbing
-via ferrata

Getting There

By train, take a train to Zermatt station. Hard to mess up - follow the tourists.

By car, drive to Taesch, then transfer to a train up to Zermatt (no cars are allowed in Zermatt - with a few exceptions for locals. But if you were a local, you wouldn't be reading this).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Zermatt area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 25
Hörnligrat Route
Trad, Alpine
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Mod. Snow
 4
Half Traverse
Trad, Snow, Alpine 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 6
Egg
Sport, Alpine 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hörnligrat Route Matterhorn
 25
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad, Alpine
Half Traverse Breithorn
 4
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine 3 pitches
Egg Riffelhorn
 6
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport, Alpine 6 pitches
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