The best sport climbing area in Switzerland, for summer and hard routes.


(photo-link to J. Siegrist)

Two sectors, about 60 routes, from 6a to 9a (one sector from 6a to 7b, one other from 7c+ to 9a)

Altitude 1500 m, sun from 8 to 15 (south), good in summer.


" Gimmelwald is one of the most aesthetic places I have climbed " Adam Ondra

(photo-link to UKclimbing article)

To sleep: 

- Camping Rutti in Stechelberg 

mountain hostel in Gimmelwald.



Gimmelwald is car-free, so it is accessible from Stechelberg:

- via Schilthornbahn" cable car (6.20 Swiss Francs for a single and 12 for a return)

- or an hour and a half walk .

From Gimmelwald to the crag itself is forty-five minutes walking.

From the crag to Stechelberg the walk down is very scenic.


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