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East Ridge

East Ridge

East Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.32921°N / 7.22141°E

Object Title: East Ridge

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Difficulty: Leicht / Facile

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Fred Spicker, Moni

Created/Edited: Mar 10, 2008 / Oct 2, 2009

Object ID: 387236

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Oldenhorn from the south
Oldenhorn from the south. The East Ridge Route is the right skyline.

Oldenhorn, from the...
Also from the south


Oldenhorn,  East Ridge
View east from route

The East Ridge of Oldenhorn is the easiest and safest route on the mountain. It is an excellent tour for families with younger climbers or for those who want a nice outing with excellent views and no technical difficulties. The approach to the ridge does cross a glacier, but most of the way is trail packed for dog sleds and skiers. We encountered no crevasses when we were there in July. However, you will certainly be on glacier and should take appropriate precautions.

Using the cable cars to Sex Rouge, the climb can easily be done in a single day from the valley and depending on connections, from further away.


Tsanfleuron Glacier
Glacier crossing

From Sex Rouge, cross the upper portion of the Sex Rouge Glacier over the Col de Tsanfleuron to the Tsanfleuron Glacier. Cross the glacier to the saddle at the base of the East Ridge (2737 m).

Topographic map (Swiss-Geo)

Route Description

From the saddle 2737 m. one merely follows the ridge crest with little or no difficulty to the summit.

Climbing on the East Ridge

Oldenhorn East Ridge
Very low on ridge
Oldenhorn East Ridge
Low on ridge
Oldenhorn East Ridge
High on ridge


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