Mountaineering & Climbing

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The Destination Gstaad offers a wealth of climbing routes in first-class regions from Zweisimmen to the Pays d'Enhaut. Suitable for elite athletes as well as families and beginners.

Climbing areas - rock climbing

Areas Description Level of difficulty Orientation
Hornfluh Climbing garden with about 40 single pitch routes
4a - 8a west & south
Wandfluh Climbing garden on slabs of rock with single and multi-pitch routes
3a - 8a south
Gastlosen Classic crossing about 6 hours
up to 5b south & west
Gastlosen chain From the "Corne Aubert" in the west to the "Glattewandspitze" in the east across 100 single and multi-pitch routes on the finest limestone
3a - 9a all
Col du Pillon Climbing garden de la Cascade Dar, single pitch routes
5a - 7c northwest
Col du Pillon Sector "Festival" about 20 multi-pitch routes
Guide: and
4a - 7b northwest
Col du Pillon Sector "Falaise de la Cabane" climbing garden with single pitch routes
4a - 6c southwest
Col du Pillon Sector "Tête aux chamois" 10 multi-pitch routes
Guide: and
5c - 6c west
Sanetsch Three family-friendly climbing gardens with single pitch routes
3a - 6a south, east & north
Sanetsch Schweizweit bekanntes Known throughout Switzerland, a top climbing area on excellent limestone, about 50 multi-pitch routes
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at all levels of difficulty southeast

Further information for all the climbing areas in the book "Schweiz Plaisir West".

Mountain and summit climbs (with mountain guide)

Cabane de Pierredar (2,293 m) - Col de Prapio (easy fixed-rope route) (2,831 m) - Glacier 3000 (2,940 m)
Glacier 3000 (2,940 m) - Col de Prapio (2,831 m) - Sommet des Diablerets (3,210 m)
Glacier 3000 or from Station Cabane (2,484 m) - Oldensattel (2,728 m) - Oldenhorn (3,123 m)
Sanetsch cable car (2,048 m) - Spitzhorn (2,807 m) - Lake Lauenen (1,380 m)
Sanetsch cable car - ascent to the Gstellihore (2,820 m) with short fixed-rope descent via Verloreneberg - Topfel - Gsteig (1,184 m)
Gelten Hut (2,008 m) - Arpelistock (3,036 m) - ridge crossing to the Gältehore (3,065 m) - Gelten Hut (2,008 m)
Gelten Hut (2,008 m) - Gältelücke (2,753 m) - Wildhorn (3,248) m
Meielsgrund (1,376 m) - Gumm (1,773 m) - Gummfluh (2,458 m)
Mittelberg (1,633 m) - Grubenberg Hut (1,840 m) - Dent de Ruth (2,236 m)
Grischbach/Les Adannes (1,381 m) - Le Savigny (1,833 m) - Dent de Savigny (2,252 m)
Cierne Piccats/La Verda (1,385 m) - Vanil Noir (2,389 m)
Cierne Piccats/La Verda (1,385 m) - Vanil de l'Ecri (2,376 m)
Cierne Piccats/La Verda (1,385 m) - Dent de Folliéran (2,340 m)
Cierne Piccats/La Verda (1,385 m) - Dent de Brenleire (2,353 m)
Cierne Piccats/La Verda (1,385 m) - Dent de Bimis (2,161 m)

For more information on the abovementioned tours, climbers and other more detailed information on climbing, contact the mountain experience providers.

Official Scales

There are different official scales in mountaineering. The SAC publishing house generally uses the French scale (6a, 6b, 6c etc.) for sport climbing and only uses the UIAA scale (I, II, III etc.) in Alpine terrain.

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