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Bonistock / Melchsee-Frutt 
Cheselenflue 
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Melchtal Rock Climbing 


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Location: 46.7884, 8.2758 View Map  Incorrect?
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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



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: Long 6a+ traverse

Pulsar 7a 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Europe : Switzerland : ... : Cheselenflue
Pulsar is a hugely varied and challenging climb which follows lines of weak- ness through the cliff, with some creative traversing in the lower sections to gain access to excellent top pitches. The back to back 7a pitches are great and totally different from one another. Full sun until late afternoon.Approach: As with other climbs on Cheslenfluh, approach can be either from the top or bottom. From the bottom (at Stöckalp), hike up the SAC trail (marked red and white) until past the main waterfa...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By FourT6and2 Haftel
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.

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