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Ulrichspitze west face
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Ulrichspitze west face

 
Ulrichspitze west face

Page Type: Route

Location: Berner Oberland, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.67310°N / 8.18100°E

Object Title: Ulrichspitze west face

Route Type: Rock Climb

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: IV

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Page By: alpenkalb

Created/Edited: Apr 11, 2002 / Apr 11, 2002

Object ID: 156350

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Approach


Best start is from Engelhorn hut.

Route Description


Besides traversing Ulrichspitze it is also nice to climb its west face directly from Ochsen Valley. The first 300 meters are identical with the start to the Mittelgruppe traverse. Before you reach the Ruppspitz you do not go to the right towards Gemssattel, but climb directly to the Ruppspitz, first in a small couloir, then over its ridge. Continue the climb towards the Mittelspitze, then traverse to the left on grassy ground. Now crest on a ridge heading to the saddle Mittelspitze/Ulrichspitze. You reach a steep wall, climb it directly, first somewhat to the left, then to the right. From the top of this wall leads a couloir to the saddle where you join the traverse of the Mittelgruppe. 4 hours from Ochsen Valley. Very exposed.

Essential Gear


40 m rope, some biners

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