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Mönch - Lauper Route

 
Mönch - Lauper Route

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Object Title: Mönch - Lauper Route

Image Type(s): Ice Climbing, Alpine Climbing

 

Page By: Peter K

Created/Edited: Sep 15, 2010 / Sep 15, 2010

Object ID: 661677

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Preface

On the weekend of October 3/4, 2009 we set off for the Bernese Alps to climb a nice season ending tour. During summer I've told Michael, a friend of mine, about my intention to climb the "Nollen" on the Mönch in late season. He'd ticked off this route already and proposed to give the Lauper Route a try instead. By this time I already knew some facts about this route and its reputation, but agreed after some consideration.

We started our journey on friday, slept in the car at a rest area close to Basel and arrived at Grindelwald on saturday morning. With the Jungfraubahn we shortened the approach to Kleine Scheidegg (2061 m) and continued to the Guggi Hut (2791 m).

The weather on sunday should be sunny and pretty stable, but we moved off early in the morning nevertheless. The climbing was awesome and rich in variety - steep ice sections, nice mixed rock, brittle scrambles, an icy crack, the overhanging crux, snowed in slabs and the finish through this sensational ice couloir. The route was technically not this hard, but the soft snow made the ascent pretty exhausting and took us some time.

We arrived at the Mönch summit at sundown and descended during the evening to the Mönchsjoch Hut (3627 m) along the normal route, to catch the train back to Grindelwald the next morning.

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Mönch north face
Mönch North Face
Wetterhorn
Wetterhorn
Eiger North Face
Eiger North Face
Eiger
 
Approach to Guggi hut
Approach
Felsbollwerk
Felsbollwerk
Guggi glacier
Guggie glacier
Guggi hut on sunset
Guggi Hut
Sunset at Guggi hut
Sunset
Haston-Eistrup
Haston-Eistrup
Rock barrier below the Lauper rib
Lower rock barrier
Rock barrier of the Lauper rib
Upper rock barrier
Mönchsplateau
Mönchplateau
Lower ice field
Lower ice field
Rock barrier in detail
 
Traverse
Traverse
Kleine Scheidegg
Kleine Scheidegg
Vertical crack
Vertical crack
Crux
Crux
Lauper rib
Lauper Rib
Lauper rib
Snowed in slabs
Exit couloir
Couloir
Couloir
 

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