Northface

Page Type
Route
Location:
Wallis (Mischabel), Switzerland, Europe
Route Type:
Ice Climb
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Difficulty:
IV, S (Biner), 50-55°, G 8 (Waeber)

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Northface
Created On: Dec 13, 2001
Last Edited On: May 31, 2011

Approach and way back




You reach the foot of the Hohberghorn northface from the Mischabelhütten (3329m), passing the Windjoch (3850m) in 1 hour and traversing below the Nadelhorn to the foot (3900m) in 1 1/2 hours. You can also come from the Bordierhütte (2886m), passing the Ried glacier in 3 1/2 hours (Biner).

The way back from the summit to the Mischabel hut over the Stecknadelhorn (compare: Nadelgrat) is mixed climbing, rock (II) and snow.

Route Description



1 to 2 hours regularly ice/snow climbing with 50° to 55°. No seracs. Without rope and solo possible. 320 Hm.



  • Rahel's climbing the North Face of Hohberghorn on July 23rd, 2001 (Photos by Rahel Maria Liu)


  • ApproachNorth FaceHohberghorn


    Essential Gear



    2 ice axes. Crampons. No rope necessary.

    Map



  • Hikr.org - Hohberghorn










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