BETA PHOTO: The Lochberg - Via Amici begins from the exposed t...
Just like areas further up on the Furka pass, the climbing venues near the Albert-Heim hut 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.
The Lochberg is but one of several choice targets in this area. Its relatively lengthy approach all but assures a secluded climbing experience.
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.
To reach the Lochberg, one can take the approach to the hut and then proceed on a trail behind the hut to the east, but it is quicker to head east at the parking place on the old military road and then proceed north in a straight shot towards the Lochberg (red/white trail).
Whether approaching on the trail from the west, behind the hut, or the trail from the south, at the point that the two connect there is a trail for the "Lochbergluecke" marked with blue/white stripes, which heads north through a boulder field. After a short elevation gain (extensive trail markings), a plateau with fantastic ponds and streams presents itself. The blue/white trail continues to the east/northeast. Follow the trail, and after gaining a fair bit of elevation, but still before the actual pass, traverse left along along the base of the rock to access the climbing.
The total approach is a solid 90 minutes.
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Via Amici 6a 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Europe
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The climbing is varied, on absolutely impeccable rock from start to finish. It is an absolute gem of a route, with a very consistent, moderate level of difficulty.The route has 7 pitches, primarily in the 5b range, with two short sections of 5c/6a climbing. A good topo for the route can be found in the plaisir-ost guidebook....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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