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Ueschenen Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,600'
Location: 46.45615, 7.61972 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: ARK on May 31, 2016
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Looking back toward Kandersteg at the Oeschinensee...


The Ueschenen valley lies above Kandersteg and has a couple long cliffbands of Limestone mostly around 200m+ in height as well as some single pitch routes. Classic beautiful Swiss alps!

Guidebooks: Plasir West, Extreme West, SAC Kletterfuhrer Berner Oberland

Getting There 

Drive to Kandersteg (from the north) and continue south past town (there's only one road) and the cable car to a T intersection. Go right to get on Ueschenenstrasse which switchbacks up into the valley. You also need to pay a toll to get on Ueschenenstrasse - about 8CHF I think. Once in the valley there are several small parking spots - if you park near a farmhouse try to make sure the residents are OK with it. They generally are.

Approaches can be 15min-40min depending on the route and exactly where you park.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back on the p7 traverse.

Diagonale 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Europe : Switzerland : Ueschenen
Pitches 1-5 (5.8/5.9) go up and traverse right along very grippy slabs. Just follow the bolts. Into the corner underneath the roof.Pitch 6 (5.10a) is the best pitch. Pull through a couple overhangs in the corner right below the big roof and traverse right a little to the belay.Pitch 7 (5.5) is much easier and just traverses right along a small ledge.Pitches 8-10 (5.8/5.9) continue to the top with more slab climbing. Rappel is climber's right from the top out (about 40 feet I think). You'll need ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Dan Flynn
From: MA
Jul 20, 2016
Ueschenen also well known in the winter for ice and mixed climbing, thanks for contributing some of the summer rock here as well!

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