The route was first climbed by Beni Wenger and Jürg von Känel in 1995. Känel is the author of the excellent Plaisir guidebook series and put up many fine routes. He unfortunately died in January 2005.
The Sidelen hut is perfectly situated as a base and for overnight accommodations, from which other wonderful tours and climbs can be made in this area.
Getting ThereFrom the parking area near the Furka refuge shortly before the Furka pass a trail leads to the Sidelen hut. Follow this for 40 minutes, then turn left over the glacier until under the Hanibal tower. The traverse of the glacier offers no difficulties. The beginning of the route is marked (see profile picture).
Route DescriptionOf the 6 pitches, none is easier than 5. The difficulties are between UIAA 5 and 6-. The second to the last pitch is 6+, if climbed free.
Descend via rappels along the route itself.