East Ridge

Page Type
Route
Location:
Switzerland, Europe
Route Type:
Mountaineering
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Difficulty:
Leicht / Facile

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East Ridge
Created On: Mar 10, 2008
Last Edited On: Oct 2, 2009
Oldenhorn from the southOldenhorn from the south. The East Ridge Route is the right skyline.

Oldenhorn, from the...Also from the south

Overview

Oldenhorn,  East RidgeView 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.


Approach

Tsanfleuron GlacierGlacier 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 RidgeVery low on ridge
Oldenhorn East RidgeLow on ridge
Oldenhorn East RidgeHigh on ridge