The Graue Wand is one of the premiere granite venues in central Switzerland. Despite the somewhat lengthy approach, the area is very popular. The routes are long (generally 400m) and sustained, and the rock is of superb quality.
The approach begins from 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 hut.
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Graue Wand (Niedermann) 5c+ 5.9+ Trad, Sport, 11 pitches, 1200 feet, Grade IV
Conquest 7a 5.11d Trad, Sport, 9 pitches, 1100 feet, Grade IV
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Graue Wand (Niedermann) 5c+ 5.9+ International : Europe : ... : Graue Wand
A mega classic, one of the most famous granite climbs in Switzerland, and an absoluteley brilliant line from start to finish, with a consistent level of difficulty and a great top-out.The pitches go at 5c, 5c, 5c+, 5b, 4c, 4a, 5b, 4b, 5c, 5c, 5a. We found the crux over a bulge early in the second pitch to be the most difficult part of the climb....[more] Browse More Classics in International