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Niedermann / Anderruethi
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 1200 ft, 9 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Max Niedermann, Franz Anderrüthi|
|Page Views:||525 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Colin Winter on Dec 25, 2011|
DescriptionThe rock quality is superb, the climbing varied and sustained. The pitches go at 5c, 6a, 6a, 4c, 5c, 5c, 6a+, 5a, 6a.
From the base, follow the crack system up and right to gain a large ledge and the first belay (careful, there is another route up the face to the left of the crack system early in the first pitch).
The crux pitch, offering the most brilliant climbing in this route (and perhaps in the entire region), is the second one: a near-vertical 45 meter corner. Note that a different route ascends the face directly above the first belay - for the Niedermann Anderrüthi, you want to move directly left along the belay ledge, around, and into, the corner.
Route finding is fairly straightforward, following the obvious features and occasional bolt - both new and old (ring style).