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Äscher Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,200'
Location: 47.2807, 9.4079 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Dan Flynn, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dan Flynn on Dec 12, 2011
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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 Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Äscher
Rock Climbing Photo: Start boulder problem.

Young John 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Europe : Switzerland : Äscher
Classic route, mixing bouldery start with crimping and edging up top. Fantastic exposure on the sheer face.P1 6b - Crux is the first two moves, up to an hourglass-shaped jug. Heave ho!P2 6a? - Navigate the limestone ridges and pockets, a bit lower-angle, past some vegetation.P3 6c - Crimpy, blank-looking headwall of the cliff. Can top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Äscher Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Äscher crag
Äscher crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Parking discipline, Swiss style.  At the parking l...
Parking discipline, Swiss style. At the parking l...
Rock Climbing Photo: That's a lot of limestone.  March 2011
That's a lot of limestone. March 2011

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