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Albert Heim  


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Elevation: 8,339'
Location: 46.6091, 8.4639 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Dan Flynn, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dan Flynn on Dec 30, 2011
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Description 

The climbing venues near the Albert-Heim hut in the Furka pass are some of the best that Switzerland has to offer, offering an abundance of raw, steep alpine granite of impeccable quality in a breathtaking setting. 


Topos for some routes can be found in the Plaisir Ost guidebook, and for others in the SAC guidebook.

Getting There 

The approach begins from the Hotel Tiefenbach, on the east side of the the Furka pass. Park there or pay a nominal fee for use of a former military road that will gain you some elevation and cut your approach time by 15-20 minutes. There is a clear trailhead for the approach to the Albert-Heim hut. 


Climbing Season



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Albert Heim
Splitter crack on pitch two of Mangolyto - note also the steep snow at the base of the climb, referred to in the route description.  we left the boots at the first bolt.

Mangolyto 6a 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Europe : Switzerland : ... : Winterstock South face
A fantastic route, very homogeneous and sustained in difficulty, yet highly varied. The line includes friction slabs, cracks to jam, layback cracks, and face climbing on small, positive holds.The pitches go at 6a-, 5c+, 6a, 6a, 5c+, 5b, 6a, 5b. Routefinding is easy, just follow the bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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