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boriskrielen - Feb 9, 2018 1:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011

Nadelgrat traverse solo from Mischabel hut  Sucess!

Did the Nadelgrat traverse solo: Zermatt > Mischabel hut > Nadelhorn > Stecknadelhorn > Hohbärghorn > Dürrenhorn > abseil piste > directly to the Windjoch > Mischabel hut > Zermatt. No cable car. Read my short story here: Nadelgrat solo


JuhoK - Jul 15, 2013 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

Nadelgrat traverse, solo  Sucess!

Started from Mischabel hytte at 01:45. I quickly reached the base of the ascent couloir. Climbed the couloir all to way up to the Dirrujoch and visited the Dirruhorn. Continued the traverse over the Hohbärghorn and Stecknadelhorn. The ridge towards Stecknadelhorn was loose as hell. Weather was perfect so climbed Nadelhorn also. Returned to the hut in a very good time. Whole climb took only 7,5 hours. Crazy!

Peter K

Peter K - Aug 30, 2010 11:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

Route Climbed: Nadelgrat  Sucess!

We climbed the Nadelgrat from the Bordier hut starting at the Galenjoch and traversing Dirruhorn, Hobärghorn & Stecknadelhorn. Galenjoch to Dirruhorn took half of the time of the whole ridge - much snow, no tracks. Decided to cross the Nadelhorn north face and descend without the summit due to the time.
Most of the rock fragile, but not that difficult. Though an interesting climb in a spectacular ambiance, following this nice pearl necklet.


FabienenCordoba - Jul 14, 2010 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

Good conditions  Sucess!

More detailed account on


philo - Aug 23, 2009 6:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

Variant number 1 (Hohberghorn, Stecknadelhor, Nadelhor)  Sucess!

We did 1 variant of this route from tents put above Bordierhutte. Beautiful traverse!
There wasn't as much snow as on the photos. Dirrujoh wasn't all coverd with ice. We had difficulties with finding that climbing route on the right side of the couloir and that's why we had to resign from climbing Dirruhorn (time was ticking, we had to go down to Gasenried the same day).
I surely recommend this traverse!


RoyD - Jul 22, 2009 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

Nadelgrat Traverse from Hohbärghorn  Sucess!

Traverse to the Nadelhorn from the Hohbärghorn after climbing its NE-face, the next day the Traverse from the Lenzspitze to the Nadelhorn after climbing its ENE-ridge. First climbers after fresh snow a day before.


Bart - Aug 17, 2008 11:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2008

Nadelgrat travrerse  Sucess!

From Mischabel hut: nadelhorn --> stecknadelhorn --> hohberghorn --> dirruhorn --> chli dirruhorn --> galenjoch. Long!


mulidivarese - Aug 11, 2008 3:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

Nadelgrat. durrenhorn to Nadelhorn  Sucess!

Weather was perfect: no wind, warm. there was enaugh snow in July even if the coloir to the durrenjock was a bit too much dry. Anyway once left the bordierhutte at 3, we reached the footstep of the coloir around 5:30 and then the top of durrenhorn at 7:30. It tokes a long while not the icy part of the coloir, but the second half on the rocks (actually you have to leave the colouir around at half for the loosy rocks on the left: very dengerouse there). Then it was just an easy, spectacular ride till Nadelhorn reached at 11 Am.
great day!
Valerio and giacomo

Samuli Mansikka

Samuli Mansikka - Aug 7, 2006 10:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Nadelgrat Traverse  Sucess!

Started from the Mischabel Hut where I also ended my solo traverse. First climbed over the Windjoch and headed towards the 45 degree couloir which took me to the saddle between Dirruhorn and Chli-Dirruhorn ( Visited the Chli-Dirruhorn and returned to the saddle and climbed Dirruhorn, Hohberghorn, Stecknadelhorn and Nadelhorn. 11 hours from the Mischabel Hut to the Nadelhorn.

One of the most elegant longer traverses I've ever done. The quality of the rock varied from awful to excellent. Be sure to get on the route only in very good weather. The route is very long and exposed so the commitment level is relatively high.



Eelconl - Feb 16, 2004 1:45 pm

Route Climbed: North Face Hohberghorn and then to Nadelhorn Date Climbed: August 1998  Sucess!

I did not do the hole ridge but afterall I was alone. So I was happy to get back in one piece. Fantastic ridge!!!!


Frank - Mar 7, 2003 11:27 am

Route Climbed: Nadelgrat Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!

Nice rock climbing. Don't go to early in spring. Possibility of snow on the ridge. Climbed it from Lenzspitze to Nadelhorn, so not the entire ridge.

dirkclaessen - Dec 30, 2001 2:47 am

Route Climbed: NE ridge/SE ridge Date Climbed: July 1987/ July1988  Sucess!

Climbe it twice. The first time on the normal route from the Windjoch. One year later as part of the traverse Lenzspitze (NE face)-Nadelhorn. Both times were very amusing.

Rahel Maria Liu

Rahel Maria Liu - Dec 14, 2001 3:40 pm

Route Climbed: Nadelhorn-Stecknadelhorn and Hohberghorn-Nadelhorn Date Climbed: 22.July and 23.July 2001  Sucess!

I did it in two parts

The first day: Mischabelhut-Nadelgrat (normal route)-Stecknadelhorn and retour

The second day: Mischabelhut-Hohberghorn (northface)-Stecknadelhorn-Nadelhorn-Windjoch-Mischabelhut

One part is still missing: Dürrenhorn-Hohberghorn

Gui Lemmens

Gui Lemmens - Mar 22, 2001 3:52 am

Route Climbed: Nadelgraat Date Climbed: 1986  Sucess!

one of my finest climbs

13 hours above 4000 m. climbing from summit to summit. Also the view is fantastic : mont blanc, matterhorn, dom.... al the highest summits of europe

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