Eiger South Face

Eiger South Face - taken from the summit of the Fiescherhorn.



Photo by Monica Spicker, July, 1979

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Dave K - Dec 4, 2002 6:24 am - Hasn't voted

Beautiful Photo

This is a gorgeous shot!

Andreas Fischer

Andreas Fischer - Jul 7, 2004 6:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Unbelievable

I had thaught that I knew all the views of the mountains of the Bernese Oberland. But this is a great surprise. Fantastic!

RobSC

RobSC - Dec 22, 2007 12:26 am - Voted 10/10

Thanks

Thanks for enlightening me that the Eiger has a side other than the North Face. Great Photo!

Moni

Moni - Dec 22, 2007 7:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

Thanks for the compliment! The Eiger is an awesome mountain from all sides!

RyanS

RyanS - Jan 16, 2009 8:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Thanks

Do people climb the south face, too? I'd never heard of it.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Jan 17, 2009 9:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

There is one commonly described route on the face. It was climbed first in 1937 (second ascent not until 1964) with a direct finish variation added in 1974.

It is very difficult: TD- with pitches of V and VI-. The rock is described as poor with frequent rock fall.

housi

housi - Oct 8, 2009 5:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Route on South Face

There is indeed a route up the south face from the Eiger, it was made in 2001 - not that i've climbed it, no no :) i'm not that good (yet).

see here: http://www.toprope.ch/de/fun/eigersued.php

It is indeed very difficult (7+ on the french climbing scale, which is a VIII / 5.11c. 22 pitches, with bivouac).

Cheers, Housi

EricChu

EricChu - Dec 5, 2009 7:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Congratulations!

That's a fantastic shot!

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