Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 900 ft, 9 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||K Giger, R Jäggi|
|Page Views:||538 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Colin Winter on Jul 30, 2014|
|Admins:||Dan Flynn, Mark P.|
Never a dull moment. Perfect rock from start to finish.
Grades go at 4c, 6c+, 6b+, 6a+, 6b, 6a+, 5b, 6b, 5c - although the pure crack pitches (pitches 2, 3 and 8) will probably seem soft for those who are proficient in jamming.
For a complete topo, refer to the filidor guidebook "Schweiz Extrem Ost".
There's nothing marking the start, but look for a pronounced recess / chimney feature. As of summer 2014 there was one colorful sling near the end of the chimney where the terrain begins to flatten out into a plateau underneath the headwall.
Descent is by abseil.
Complementary gear placements abound. Guidebook recommends cams 1-4 double and a set of rocks. Unless you are cool to run it out a bit or backclean, it is particularly helpful to have several #2s.
Furthermore, we were not unhappy to have had a #5 to bury in the offwidth section of the crux pitch.