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Titlis North Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,587'
Location: 46.77228, 8.43734 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Monty on Aug 7, 2015
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The Titlis North Face has become one of the premier shady alpine walls in Switzerland. The climbing here is wild as the upper headwall is severely overhanging. Some routes overhang by 50 meters! Luckily, the headwall offers abundant jugs, making for incredibly fun movement and great exposure. The routes range from seven to twelve pitches, and care is needed for the rappel descents, as you could easily be left hanging in space.

Important: Due to the loose rocks on ledges, it is advised not to follow other parties on routes.

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This is one of the few alpine walls that is easily accessed without a vehicle (a little extra walking).

Climbing and Gear: Most of the routes require 12 draws/slings, and occasionally a light rack. Two 50m ropes are required to descend. Consider hauling a pack due to the steepness and difficulty of the wall.

Groceries/Climbing Shop: There is a Coop grocery store in downtown Engelberg providing a good selection of food and drinks. There is also a delicious bakery called Stöckli on the south side of town.

Camping: The Eienwäldli campground is a bit pricy (35 CHF/night for 2 people and a small car), but it is very nice and appears to be the only option in town. There is a Wifi, laundry facilities, a small store, and restaurant, as well as a pool and hot tub for 8 CHF/person. Showers are also available for 1 CHF for four minutes. Note: The campground gate locks closed from 11:30pm-7:30am, so park outside the gate if you plan to get an early start.

Getting There 

From Engelberg, continue southeast following signs to the camping at Eienwäldli. Continue past Eienwäldli to the free parking along the road next to the Fürenalp. Walk past the Fürenalp cable car and cross the creek via a bridge toward Seilpark. Turn right at the first junction, walking a path through the woods toward the golf course. Continue on the large trail underneath the nice sport crag (Schlänggen) on the left and the golf course on the right. When you get to a junction with signs, go left up the steep hill toward Hohfad. Water is available at Hohfad.

From Hohfad, continue along a trail until you get to a bridge. Instead of crossing the bridge, walk upstream and follow steep grassy knolls (no trail) to a fence. Step over the fence and follow a faint climbers’ trail with many cairns up a few more steep grassy knolls. Eventually, the trail leads you into a scree field at the base of the wall. Most routes start from a large ledge system that you can access from the far right side of the wall via fixed lines. Expect 2-2.5 hours for the approach.

Climbing Season

For the Switzerland area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

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Featured Route For Titlis North Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Lisa climbing the first headwall pitch.

Süpervitamin 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Europe : Switzerland : Titlis North Face
This is an amazing line that begins with easier knobby climbing and then dramatically steepens to overhanging jugs. The climb begins from the main ledge system shortly after a traverse protected by a fixed line. Currently there is a black threaded rope marking the start of the route. The route is well protected, but the climbing is obligatory. Don’t be put off by the harder ratings as the pitches felt soft compared to other alpine areas in Switzerland. P1 (6a+/10b; 45m): This is ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up the steep 7b crux of Süpervitamin.
Starting up the steep 7b crux of Süpervitamin.
Rock Climbing Photo: The steep north face of the Titlis
The steep north face of the Titlis

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