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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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NE Grat 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 11 pitches, 1150'
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NE Grat 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Europe : Switzerland : Zervreilahorn
A very fine route up a beckoning ridge of rock. Fantastic granite ridge climbing, with full-value exposure on the upper pitches. Retreat back down the ridge would be very tedious.This description follows the 'directissima' start from the northern-most tip of the ridge, marked as route 142 in the posted topo. Pitches are also described as they made the most sense to us, linking a few easy traverses on flat ground and building belays at logical spots. Start at 'Grat 5c' carved into the stone!P1 - ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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