Balfrin Climber's Log

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Ryland - Jul 18, 2019 6:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2019

Good interesting solo  Sucess!

I climbed from Bordierhutte with an early start after some overnight rain. The route is not challenging but can be tiresome, picking over many rocks. There was fresh snow high up, some ice, so it was necessary to use crampons from Gross Bigerhorn to the summit and back, making a fresh path up the snow slope to the north summit (there is ice under this but I'm not sure whether it is a glacier). Avoided most of the snow (glacier/bergschrund!) between the north and south summits by keeping to the rocks, which was slower but safer.


selinunte01 - Jan 4, 2010 8:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2002

Traverse from  Sucess!

Nadelhorn Ulrichshorn to Groß Bigerhorn - great tour.


gert - Oct 6, 2009 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2009

Balfrin NW via Bigerhorn  Sucess!

Climbed from Bordierhut via Gross Bigerhorn and returned the same way. I was alone and had the hut and the mountain for myself - the advantage of beeing there out of season.


georgen - Aug 22, 2008 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

Gr.Bigerhorn-Balfrin traverse

Beautiful views.Start very early from Bordier hut to catch sunrise on Gr.Bigerhorn.Steep icy/snowy slope near Balfrin north summit is the most diffulcut part of the climb.Allow 3.5-4hours to reach Balfrin and then 1.5 back to Bordier hut via south ridge then Riedgletscher/crevasses!!/grade PD-


Jurgen - Aug 22, 2008 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Traverse  Sucess!

Traverse Mischabelhut - Ulrichshorn - Balfrin - Gr Bigerhorn - Kl Bigerhorn - Bordierhut.


il.rocciatore - Sep 2, 2007 10:36 am

Route Climbed: Traverse from Riedpass to Gross Bigerhorn Date Climbed: july 2007  Sucess!

Made the traverse of the Balfrin when heading to the Bordierhütte coming from the Mischabelhütte. The rocky part starting from the Riedpass is easy, as well as the snowy ridges. The biggest obstacle is descending Balfrins NE face when going to the Gross Bigerhorn, this is quite steep and difficult when icy.


Eelconl - Feb 17, 2004 7:28 am

Route Climbed: Over Klein Biderhorn, Gross Biderhorn and Balfrin back to Boridierhut Date Climbed: Summer 1995  Sucess!

This was a nice trip to start the holidays. It is not hard and the distance is OK. Good look at Nadelgrat. Back to Bordierhut big crevasses. Watch it!!!!

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Feb 11, 2004 1:05 am

Route Climbed: traverse from Bordier hut to Mischabel hut Date Climbed: August 12th 1990  Sucess!

I remember that we had to go up very early at 3 a.m. because a that unpleasant time is the breakfast at Bordier hut for those who intend to climb the Nadelgrat. The traverse of Groß-Bigerhorn first was rocky, but easy, to the two summits of Balfrin there was hard firn that required crampons. Fine view to the Nadelgrat. After Balfrin we descended to Riedpass and traversed Ulrichshorn to Mischabel hut.

Pierre smetsers

Pierre smetsers - Oct 7, 2003 5:14 pm

Route Climbed: from Bordierhut to Mischabel hut Date Climbed: 10 july 2001  Sucess!

Its was the beginning of a long trip, starting from the Bordierhut via Gross Bigerhorn and than the Balfrin NW finally the Top.

Very nice climbing over the ridge (UIAA 1+). Standing here you have a very nice view to de Nadelhorn and Stecknadelhorn.

Descending to the Riedglacier over Ulrichshorn 3925m, down to Windjoch and Mischabelhut

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