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Eiger Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 13,025'
Location: 46.5777, 8.0049 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian on Sep 24, 2011

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What can be said about the Eiger? The rock quality (limestone) is notoriously terrible. The weather is notoriously terrible. The Norwand (north wall) is 6000 ft high. It is legendary among climbers. Every aspiring alpinist wants to climb it even if it is a pile of rubble.

Getting There 

The main town at the base is Grindelwald which is right up the road/tracks from Interlaken. The small hamlet of Grund at the base of the hill below Grindelwald has a great hostel used by climbers and it is right next to the cog railway station for the Jungfraujoch.

Climbing Season

For the Switzerland area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Eiger

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Eiger:
Mittellegi Ridge 5b   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0     Aid, Alpine, 2000'   
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Featured Route For Eiger
Rock Climbing Photo: The Mittellegi Ridge is the obvious ridge line.

Mittellegi Ridge 5b 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0  Europe : Switzerland : Eiger
Classic alpine route. Spectacular climb with thousands of feet of exposure down either side of the ridge. The Mittellegi is a very worthy consolation prize should the north or northeast face be out of condition. Highly recommended....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Eiger Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Eiger from Mürren by moonlight
The Eiger from Mürren by moonlight
Rock Climbing Photo: Eiger North and Northeast faces
Eiger North and Northeast faces
Rock Climbing Photo: Eiger West Flank in April
Eiger West Flank in April
Rock Climbing Photo: Close-up of the Eiger North Face, and the top of t...
Close-up of the Eiger North Face, and the top of t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Eiger. North Face.
Eiger. North Face.
Rock Climbing Photo: Eiger

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By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Oct 10, 2011
Finally, someone has submitted some Eiger beta!! I was searching for this a month ago, and am very pleased to see you having submitted it. Now if only someone would do the same for the classic 1938 Heckmair route. The picture of the Mittellegi Ridge is beautiful. Nice job.
By AaronPugmire
Jul 28, 2013
does anyone have any bata on some of the classic routes on the north face?
By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Jul 28, 2013
There is only one "classic" route on the north face, the 1938 route. I have beta on the Nord Pilar, (North Pillar) if that interests you.
By Couloirman Schmiddy
From: Providence, RI
May 29, 2015
I lost my black pro-tec skateboard style helmet with 2 go pro cameras in a BASE jumping accident off the North Face in 2010. If anyone finds it near the base of the North Face, or knows or someone who found it I would pay handsomely for the safe return of the memory cards in the cameras. Let me know!!!

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