Great mountain moments and positive holiday experiences. In summer and in winter.
The mountains offer reasons to rejoice every day: Nature in all its beauty, summit successes, a sunset like on a postcard, an invigorating dinner in a hut, new acquaintances, tours mastered.
Climbing garden-like rocks at the bottom of the valley and mighty climbing peaks at the top. The diverse area of the Göscheneralp is known for its fantastic climbing far beyond the cantonal borders. Numerous well-known climbers have already left their mark in the valley.
The multi-pitch routes on the Salbitschjien, with their beauty, are among the most famous that the Andermatt Holiday Region has to offer in terms of climbing routes. At Salbitschijen, the granite has unfolded vertically, resulting in a strong division into ridges, cracks and intersections in the bomb rock. The Salbit suspension bridge connects the Salbit and Voralp huts and also facilitates access to the climbing area.
To the east lies the massif of the Gandschijen, where rather steep slab climbing predominates.
Right at the entrance to the Voralp Valley lies the Sandbalm with its beautiful and varied, yet consistently challenging friction slabs.
The neighbouring area, around the Bergseehütte, is also not stingy with its charms: numerous well-secured routes near the hut invite you to linger in the grippy walls. The rock tower above the Bergseehütte looks like a Crocodile. The via ferrata of the same name leads up there via the stem of the Bergseeschijen. It consists of a 400-metre-long steel cable and allows a view of the Dam Glacier and the Winter Mountains. The via ferrata can be reached from the Bergseehut in 15 minutes; after the descent, it takes half an hour to get back to the hut. The climbing experience takes between one and a half and two and a half hours and provides an adventure for the whole family. Part of the via ferrata is an 18-metre-long steel rope bridge 50 metres above the ground. Thanks to safety devices on both sides, crossing the rope is a thrilling affair, but not a breakneck dare. And those who are not afraid of heights can also avoid the rope bridge.
On the other side of the Göscheneralpsee with its historical dam are the Feldschijen. Somewhat shadier and situated off the beaten track, they are an interesting destination for climbers who like it a bit quieter but still don't want to miss out on the good rock quality.
One of the strong granite worlds of Switzerland.
The choice of climbing tours is seemingly limitless on the Furka Pass. There are beautiful tours for every style and level of difficulty. In the finest rough granite, climbers can find everything from easy ridge climbing, multi-rope tours to exposed wall climbing.
Steep routes with slabs, cracks and intersections are available in the compact rock of the Furka Pass region. Exciting climbing sections lead to the highest peaks. The Galenstock towers over the entire area. With its striking glacier peak, it is a magnificent vantage point. Climbers will find tours of all kinds here. Whether combined ascents, classic ridges or ambitious goals for rock climbers.
Due to the relatively short approach, the Chli Bielenhorn is a popular climbing destination. A magnificent view of the surrounding mountain ranges and the Ursern valley awaits you at the summit. The Schildkrötengrat, as the Chli Bilenhorn is also popularly called, is an ideal beginner and training tour.
The Hannibalturm is located below the Galenstock, embedded by the Sidelen Glacier. Varied, very well secured sport climbs are special treats in this wild impressive landscape. A surprise awaits you at the summit: the «Hanicity» bus stop with bench. When will the next bus leave for the valley?
The Damma Twins are an inconspicuous elevation in the rock chain from the Gletschhorn to the Tiefenstock. If you look closer, you will see a steep, reddish mountain peak. It has an exceptional atmosphere, solid rock and guaranteed tranquillity. The strong climbing experience justifies the rather long approach.
The climbing routes south of the Oberalp Pass are in no way inferior in rock quality to those on the Furka or Salbit. However, the choice of routes is smaller.
The direct route to Strahlgand offers one pitch of climbing in perfect granite. The first pitch alone justifies the approach. Climbers who do not shy away from the ascent to the summit are rewarded with a strong panoramic view.
The Luterseeplatten climbing garden routes are an additional highlight.
The Meiental stretches from Wassen towards the Susten Pass along the Meienreuss. It is located on entirely crystalline ground, on gneiss.
Interesting destinations for climbers are the surroundings of the Sewen and Stustli huts. Both huts can be reached on good mountain paths in 1 to 1.5 hours. There are well-equipped climbing gardens near the huts, offering easy and well-secured routes in the best gneiss from Erstfeld. High altitude tours as well as some beautiful plaisir multi-pitch tours, some of which are alpine in character, can also be undertaken.
Below the Sustli hut, at Sustenbrüggli, there are countless boulders. They are an excellent meeting place for boulderers in summer.
In spring 2020, the climbing park with the Adlerhorst via ferrata and various climbing routes on the Piel-Flue was built just above the Arnisee. The via ferrata is family-friendly and set against the rock, so that you can enjoy a unique view of the Arnisee and the Reuss valley. This panoramic view makes you feel like an eagle in its nest. This led the initiators of the interest group Piel-Flue to name the via ferrata Adlerhorst (Eagle's Nest).
From the Arnisee, follow the path to the «Sunniggrat», after approx. 20 min. branch off to the left and follow this path to the entrance below the Piel-Flue. Signs mark the whole way.
A ladder forms the entrance to the family-friendly but demanding via ferrata. After the first steep step, cross the lower part of the wall (emergency exit possible) and then climb a ramp to the steep and exposed middle section. After the key section, the overhang, the route winds through the mountain pines growing out of the wall towards the exit.
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The Diavolo via ferrata is open again from 18 May 2024 to 22 October 2024.
Spectacular route in the granite rocks of the Schöllenen, but with plenty of grass in between. The deep views into the wild gorge and its traffic routes are simply incomparable.
The via ferrata Diavolo is ideal for beginners. It is secured with 700 metres of wire rope, 265 iron pins and hooks, artificial steps and two ladders.
The rock tower above the Bergseehütte looks like a crocodile. The via ferrata of the same name leads up there.
The climbing experience takes between one and a half and two and a half hours and provides an adventure for the whole family. Part of the via ferrata is an 18-metre-long steel cable bridge 50 metres above the ground. Thanks to securing on both sides, crossing the rope is a thrilling affair, but not a breakneck dare. And those who are not afraid of heights can also avoid the rope bridge.
The via ferrata above the Bergseehütte leads over the stem of the Bergseeschijen. It consists of a 400-metre-long steel cable and allows a view of the Dammagletscher glacier and the Winterberge. It can be reached from the Bergseehütte in 15 minutes; after the descent, you can be back at the hut in half an hour.
Anyone who has mastered the via ferrata technique and has the necessary equipment can tackle the «Crocodile» via ferrata, even if they do not have very much climbing experience.
Those who do not have their own via ferrata equipment can also rent it at the Bergseehütte.
Via ferrata Crocodile Topo (214 KB)