Very nice route and unknown to me only until staying in the Sidelenütte a few nights before our climb. We came back a few days later and climbed the SE Spur. Besides the entry couloir, very good rock. The higher you climb, the better it gets. Descent via abseil piste back to the Sidelenhütte.
Very dry glacier with several crevasses, beautiful peak!
Did the SE-spur from the Furka pass parking. Lots of clouds during the approached, luckily the start of the climbing was just above the clouds. All in all a realy nice climb, though the decent via the Rhone gletscher is long, boring and tedious.
Climbed the galengrat verschneidung and traversed from south to north. Perfect weather. Climbed during the alpine instructor course of the dutch alpine association.
First tour after my introductionary alpine course (C1) with 3 friends. Descended to the Rhone glacier.
Climbed the south spur on the galengrat. Good rock, nice day out, but because of the unstable weather we returned two pitches under the end of the route. Well bolted, good rock. Because of the melting of the glacier, there is a new pitch (V-V+) with bolts.
Following the guide during beginners course.
Mulidivarese has spocken for me.
Great ski route.Valerio, Giacomo e Andrea.
From Realp in about 6 hour.
Perfect sunny day but incredible hot, without breeze untill we reached about 2900 meters on the glacers.
We skied on the left of the serracs instead the "classic ski route" which leads on the left under Tiefenstock.
Reached the top at 4 pm, the final ridge was very icy. No problems on the two slopes for the top.
We spent the night at the comfortable Albert Heim Hutte watching the sunset and the long way.
Valerio, Giacomo e Andrea
Fantastic tour to Galenstock 3586 m
my picture are here: Link to Galenstock 3586 m
Climbed the Galenstock SE ridge. It has been very well bolted but can be done in a more traditionally 'alpine' way as well and is very enjoyable as such. Plenty of oppertunities for placing good pro. Rock is of very good quality mostly and the the climbing was highly enjoyable. Descent via the north-ridge is rather awkward!
Climbed the Galenstock via the SE-sporn. The pillar itself consists of broken rock in the bottom part (beware of falling rocks if there are parties above) but gets better as you get higher. Some sections III but mostly easier, some sections can be scrambled with rope transport.
Climbed with snow shoes from Albert Heim Hut. The conditions were not good, too warm and deep wet snow. At the summit we had a bad view because of a lot of clouds
Start from the very nice Sidelenhut. The SE spur on the Galengrat (SAC-fuhrer route 720a) has been bolted in 94 and therefore offers 'plaisir' climbing in an alpine environment. The granite feels great and the climb is at times exposed - max. difficulty is UIAA 5 (2 pitches). After about a dozen pitches we got to the end of the climb and the Galensattel. From there we continued on normal shoes/crampons to the Galenstock summit. A bit of a tedious descent via the normalroute and the Rhône Glacier. All in all a very rewarding day, but, when are those temperatures going to drop???
Second attempt to climb this mountain, after the first had failed from Albert-Heim Hutte. We camped at the south of the Furkapass, so we had a long hike even before we could start. This resulted in an reaching the S-grat late in the afternoon. When I also made a fall, we decided it was time to go back, just about 100 meters from the summit. We reached our camp again when it was getting dark. I will be back to climb the SE-route from Sidelen Hutte.
Difficult to reach the summit. I reach with Walter Phister the rocks in 2 1/2 hours. From here I was very heavy.. We reached the summit in 6 hours! But my condition was not optimal.. A wonderful sight like a year before on the Morgenhorn was not giving to me this year... clouds were all around us! but it's a beatiful mountain!!!
2nd day of openig of the Furka Pass road after winter closing. Over 100 swiss climbers had had the same idea so that you "could pass a bottle of beer to the summit". But nevertheless it was a very impressive ski tour. Not easy because of steep slopes and hard snow!