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Wildhauser Schafberg
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Wildhauser Schafberg

Wildhauser Schafberg

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.22750°N / 9.35211°E

Object Title: Wildhauser Schafberg

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mixed, Scrambling, Via Ferrata, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 7785 ft / 2373 m


Page By: McCannster

Created/Edited: Jun 19, 2006 / Dec 11, 2010

Object ID: 201452

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Final Slopes to the false summit.
Looking up at the false summit of Schafberg

The Wildhauser Schafberg, or just Schafberg for short, is a large peak located in the Alpstein above the Toggenburg region of eastern Switerland. It is often skied in the winter. The easiest route is a 4 kilometer long trail that ascends 1000 meters and provides a very short bit of via ferrata near the summit. The route is mostly steep, grassy class 1, with short segments of class 3 at the top. There are also trad routes that ascend the north-east face of the peak, as well as shorter routes in the vicinity of the mountain, rated up to 8- (5.13). The summit provides magnificent views over the Alpstein to the north and west, and the rest of Toggenburg to the south and west. Liechtenstein and Austria are also seen from the top.

Getting There

Getting to the Schafberg is simple. From the town of Wildhaus, head north from the main intersection of town and follow the road for about 1 kilometer until you come to Gamplüt, a small gondola. Park here. If you have the money, pay 15 Swiss franks and ride the gondola up to Gamplüt. If you don't have the money, just hike up the lift line of the gondola. The hike from the bottom to the top of the gondola shouldn't take more than 30 minutes. Once at the restaurant at the top of the gondola, head east on the gravel road. In about 200 meters you'll come to a lone sign that simply says "Schafberg" with an arrow pointing to the left. This is the beginning of the trail to the summit.
Down climbing
Descending from the false summit in order to obtain the real summit.

Red Tape

The Gamplüt gondola costs 15 Swiss franks for an up and down ticket, for adults. Kids prices are 8 franks. Other than that, no red tape. This is Switzerland...everything's open!


There are many overnight huts and lodging in the area. Lodges are located in Wildhaus and are plentiful. Overnight huts are located in the mountains, and are also plentiful. There shouldn't be any challenges to find one. Ask around in Wildhaus.

External Links

Ski Tour

A Few pics of trad climbing on the Schafberg


View from GamplütNW faceSaddleFalse SummitWildhauser SchafbergWildhuser Schafberg 2373mSäntis und Wildhuser Schafberg
Wildhuser Schafberg 2373mSummit of Wildhauser SchafbergWildhuser Schafberg 2373mWildhuser Schafberg 2373mWildhauser SchafbergAltmann 2436m (left) and Wildhuser Schafberg 2373m (right)Saentis
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