Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, Alpine, 8 pitches|
|Page Views:||49 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||Jtorres on Aug 12, 2016|
DescriptionThermometeregg is the proudest line up the Riffelhorn. At 8 pitches, it makes for a casual day out with excellent views of the Matterhorn.
Topping out at approximately 9,600ft the route is graded 5c and I found it to be accurate. If you are not a solid leader at the grade I would not attempt it. The route is thoughtfully bolted but those bolts are at times 25ft+ or more apart. We brought only 12 draws and this is sufficient but you may bring supplemental pro for protection in-between. There is a short traverse out left just short of midway up the route to gain access to the line heading directly to the summit and route finding is easy. Bolted anchors all the way to the summit. The decent is a walk-off the back side and goes at 4th class for a short section.
Overall, this is a great day out. I found the final two pitches to be enjoyable. It goes without saying that the views are spectacular as the Matterhorn looms behind you.