North Face and Bellevue des Alpes in Kleine Scheid...
What can be said about the Eiger? The rock quality (limestone) is notoriously terrible. The weather is notoriously terrible. The Norwand (north wall) is 6000 ft high. It is legendary among climbers. Every aspiring alpinist wants to climb it even if it is a pile of rubble.
The main town at the base is Grindelwald which is right up the road/tracks from Interlaken. The small hamlet of Grund at the base of the hill below Grindelwald has a great hostel used by climbers and it is right next to the cog railway station for the Jungfraujoch.
Weather station 2.3 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Eiger
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Eiger:
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Ostegg Hut to Mittellegi Hut (lower Northeast Ridge) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Europe
An interesting linkup to upper Mittellegi ridge. It involves crawling through a cave, 2 pitches of airy Alpine grade V above the Eismeer glacier, multiple rappels, and some delicate (and occasionally horrifying) traversing on loose rock with little pro. Combined with the upper Mittellegi, the route is referred to as "Mittellegi Ridge Integrale". Traversing Ostegg to Mittellegi takes ~ 8hrs -- depending on conditions, fitness, and rope handling/route finding skills.From Ostegg Hut, follow a [[fai...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Oct 10, 2011
Finally, someone has submitted some Eiger beta!! I was searching for this a month ago, and am very pleased to see you having submitted it. Now if only someone would do the same for the classic 1938 Heckmair route. The picture of the Mittellegi Ridge is beautiful. Nice job.
Jul 28, 2013
does anyone have any bata on some of the classic routes on the north face?
From: North Kingstown, RI
Jul 28, 2013
There is only one "classic" route on the north face, the 1938 route. I have beta on the Nord Pilar, (North Pillar) if that interests you.
From: Providence, RI
May 29, 2015
I lost my black pro-tec skateboard style helmet with 2 go pro cameras in a BASE jumping accident off the North Face in 2010. If anyone finds it near the base of the North Face, or knows or someone who found it I would pay handsomely for the safe return of the memory cards in the cameras. Let me know!!!