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Gandschijen Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,069'
Location: 46.6611, 8.5114 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Colin Winter on Dec 27, 2011
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A choice venue for high quality alpine sport climbs on bomber central Switzerland granite. It is a south-facing wall that gets lots of sunlight. The Goeschenen valley does not see a lot of human traffic, and this area is off the beaten path.

Getting There 

From Goeschenen, follow the small road towards the Goescheralp. Park on the side of the road just after the tiny village of Gwuuest, and follow an unpaved road up the south slope of the valley past a few small huts. At the end of the road, continue by trail up the south slope, gaining significant elevation. At the last hut, perched at the edge of a small plateau, cross the plateau (trail is somewhat faint through the high grass) and resume ascending the south slope on a more clear trail that, at times, passes through boulder fields, to the base of the wall.

The approach takes around 90 minutes and a decent amount of energy.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The clean third pitch of the South Pillar (5b)

South Pillar 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  Europe : Switzerland : ... : Gandschijen
A moderate yet very interesting "semi-trad" route with highly varied climbing.Pitches go at 5c+, 5b, 5b, 5b, 6a+, 6a+, 5b, 5b.In the upper half of the first pitch and early in the second, two newer routes cross the South Pillar route from the left. Don't be tempted by the bolts - continue left towards the unmistakable chimney / corner system. In the fourth pitch, which ascends the corner, there is a bolted variation on the face to the left (6a+). At the belay after the fifth pitch, head up and t...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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