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Member Since: Sep 28, 2008
Last Visit: Aug 31, 2014
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Location: Europe : Switzerland : Zervreilahorn
By: Colin Winter When: Jul 24, 2012

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Comments: Camping / car-camping at the carpark is officially verboten during regular season. It is, however, tolerated at the ski resort carpark in Vals.

The last source of drinking water is a fountain at the top of the reservoir (shortly before the carpark).

There is a dedicated guidebook for the region. Check out (in German) for info, updates and topos of other routes on the Zervreilahorn and elsewhere nearby).

Location: Europe : Switzerland : Zervreilahorn : NE Grat (5.9)
By: Colin Winter When: Jul 24, 2012

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Comments: Can highly recommend the intro pitch that we followed (there are many options) - begins on the wall left of the tin containing the ascent log, with a "6b" etched in stone at the base of a prominent crack. There are two bolted lines taking off at this point, one following a smaller crack straight up, and the other following a somewhat wider crack that veers a bit more to the right. We took the latter, which goes at around 5c and was a jam fest.

With 2x60m ropes, the rap off the east side was a... more >>

Location: Europe : Switzerland : Grimsel : Bügeleisen : Bresil (5.10c)
By: Colin Winter When: Dec 27, 2011

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Comments: We found the crux of the route to be the slab below the bulge, not the bulge itself, on pitch four.

For the final pitch, where the topo calls for a friend 1.5 placement in a pocket, you want to have exactly that - we had a yellow omegapac and it did not work, which made things a bit more exciting.

Location: Europe : Switzerland : Melchtal : Bonistock / Melchsee-Frutt
By: Colin Winter When: Dec 7, 2011

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Comments: Toll (in 2011, gets adjusted every year or two) is CHF 12, but this is only collected during the tourist season - if nobody is standing at the base or the top to collect, you've got nothing to worry about.

Location: Europe : Switzerland : Melchtal : Cheselenflue : Blauer Käfer 6a+ (5.10b) : Photo
By: Colin Winter When: Jan 11, 2011

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Comments: The third rope is a fixed line between anchors (there so you can pull yourself back in to the wall at the lower anchor....)