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From the town of Zervreila, this narrow ridge appears to rise up like the Devil's Tower of Grabuenden. In fact the ridge itself offers a mellow alpine climb, but there are several much more challenging climbs on the SE face. Nanouk (7a+ A2) awaits a free ascents of one of the upper pitches.
Bus or car to Zervreila. If by bus, not to a parking lot with a chapel, which can be a camping spot in the off season. Best approach: bring bikes, and zip 20 min down across the bridge and right to the middle of the lake edge, where the trail is well marked with SAC white and red blazes / poles. 1:15 hike to the ridge from here, also possible to camp ~ halfway along this trail. The NE Grat is the first climb reached, with the SE wall climbs another 20 min hike around the corner.
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Braveheart 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Europe : Switzerland : Zervreilahorn
Braveheart is a great route left of Nanouk. With five pitches rated 5.11a and only the last one easier than 5.10d it is quite sustained. The crux originally did not go free and was climbed with a small pendulum to the right, 5.10c/d A0. However if you are good on extremly small slaby holds go for it. It was freed 2006 and rated 5.12a. The slaby third pitch is in contrast to the other pitches which are mostly cracks of all sizes....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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