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Bonistock / Melchsee-Frutt 


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Easy access single pitch and multipitch sport climbing on solid limestone, in an alpine setting.

The three areas described here span the Meltchal valley, on the north side, up top, and on the south side.

Getting There 

Melchtal is a relatively quiet valley very close to Lucerne, and is accessible by public transport (bus) or car.

Public transportation options: train/bus/cable car for Melchsee-Frutt (Bonistock) or Cheselenflue.
Use 'Stöckalp' as destination in SBB.ch.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Melchtal:
Blauer Käfer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 6 pitches, 500'   Cheselenflue
Die Maenner von Memmental   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Cheselenflue
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Featured Route For Melchtal
Pitch five

Blauer Käfer 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Europe : Switzerland : ... : Cheselenflue
The banner route of the area. The route begins, and continually flirts with, the right edge of the giant recess in the wall that separates the meteorit and chaltbach sectors of cheselenflue. As with all routes in the chaltbach sector, the "blue beetle" offers prime-time exposure on steep, solid rock with good holds.Pitch 1: 5c, follows a steep corner on good holds.Pitch 2: 6a, traverses up and left, to the edge of the giant recess in the wall... and across it into very exposed territory towar...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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