That's a lot of limestone. March 2011
A stunning band of rock, curves around the top of the Aescher mountain. Climbing is all in the 6a-7a range, with fantastic exposure to the valley. Sharp, pocketed limestone. Worth the trip out to Appenzell.
There is a guest house, Wildkirchli, with room/board for ~25 chf.
Train/bus or car to Wasserauen, a small town dedicated to mountain sports. The Ebenalp cable car
takes you up top, then there is a 10 minute, mostly downhill hike to the cliff. If you miss the last cable car down, it's a steep 1 hr+ hike back to town.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Young John 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Europe
Classic route, mixing bouldery start with crimping and edging up top. Fantastic exposure on the sheer face.P1 6b - Crux is the first two moves, up to an hourglass-shaped jug. Heave ho!P2 6a? - Navigate the limestone ridges and pockets, a bit lower-angle, past some vegetation.P3 6c - Crimpy, blank-looking headwall of the cliff. Can top out....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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