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Melchtal

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Bonistock / Melchsee-Frutt 
Cheselenflue 
Ofen 

Melchtal Rock Climbing 


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Pitch three, from above

Description 

Easy access single pitch and multipitch sport climbing on solid limestone, in an alpine setting.

The three areas described here span the Meltchal valley, on the north side, up top, and on the south side.

Getting There 

Melchtal is a relatively quiet valley very close to Lucerne, and is accessible by public transport (bus) or car.

Public transportation options: train/bus/cable car for Melchsee-Frutt (Bonistock) or Cheselenflue.
Use 'Stöckalp' as destination in SBB.ch.

Climbing Season

For the Switzerland area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',11],['5.11',12],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Melchtal

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Melchtal:
Blauer Käfer 6a+   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 6 pitches, 500'   Cheselenflue
Die Maenner von Memmental 7a+   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Cheselenflue
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Featured Route For Melchtal
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 6

Leiterlispiel 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Europe : Switzerland : ... : Ofen
A wicked route on perfect rock from start to finish. Starts stout and subtly taps the reserves through moderate pitches in the middle before commanding the most power and endurance in the final three pitches. The climbing is mostly technical, but at times distinctly athletic. IMHO the best of the longer routes at Ofen, and since its refurbishment in 2006 a pure sport route.P1: 6a+ (crux comes fairly early and feels hard for the grade) P2: 5c+P3: 5cP4: 6a+P5: 5c+P6: 6b+ (for shorter people the...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By FourT6and2
From: San Francisco, CA
Nov 1, 2016
There are a lot more climbable (bolted) areas here than what's listed. Like... hundreds of routes. Go to the Melchsee-Frutt website and there are route guides you can download with many of them. Really good topos too.