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Elevation: 5,200'
Location: 47.2807, 9.4079 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dan Flynn on Dec 12, 2011
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Description 

A stunning band of rock, curves around the top of the Aescher mountain. Climbing is all in the 6a-7a range, with fantastic exposure to the valley. Sharp, pocketed limestone. Worth the trip out to Appenzell.

There is a guest house, Wildkirchli, with room/board for ~25 chf.

Getting There 

Train/bus or car to Wasserauen, a small town dedicated to mountain sports. The Ebenalp cable car takes you up top, then there is a 10 minute, mostly downhill hike to the cliff. If you miss the last cable car down, it's a steep 1 hr+ hike back to town.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Äscher crag
Äscher crag
Parking discipline, Swiss style.  At the parking lot for the gondola to Äscher
Parking discipline, Swiss style. At the parking l...
That's a lot of limestone. <br /> <br />March 2011
That's a lot of limestone.

March 2011

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