Wellenkuppe Climber's Log

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Farmer - Jun 21, 2020 11:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012

normal route  Sucess!

A bit difficult to find the right route but nice climb after all...


il.rocciatore - Jul 30, 2019 9:20 am

Route Climbed/ ENE Ridge to Ober Gabelhorn Date Climbed: july 2019  Sucess!

Fresh snow the night before made the start of the climb to the Wellenkuppe particularly tricky. Very hard to belay the lower parts and definitely off track. The last rock step is facing eastwards and was dry. Awesome climbing there.

Continued to the summit of the Ober Gabelhorn.

Stay on track during descent. Several cairns and iron pikes for rappels indicate where to go. Very long day. Stayed another night in the Rothornhütte.


skileraar - Sep 7, 2008 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2005

South Ridge AD+  Sucess!

Climbed Wellenkuppe, but weren't successfull at the Obergabelhorn due to an accident behind us..


Charles - Feb 27, 2008 4:29 pm

Obergabelhorn  Sucess!

Did it on my way to the Obergabelhorn. Great day out.


Cyrill - Nov 13, 2007 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007

Wellenkuppe 3903m  Sucess!

Beautiful tour to the Wellenkuppe 3903m

photos are all here: Link to Wellenkuppe 3903m


JanG - Aug 22, 2007 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

On the way to Obergabelhorn  Sucess!

Greatly enjoyed the rock climbing pitches on the way up, although it took me some time to get adjusted to using crampons on rocks! The views from the summit were awesome.

Our return (on the way down from Obergabelhorn) was much more tiring and reminded me of the descent from the Hornli ridge of Matterhorn.

Bas Visscher

Bas Visscher - Jan 24, 2006 1:30 pm

Route Climbed: AD+ ridge Date Climbed: july 2005  Sucess!

We climbed a short variant on our way to the obergabelhorn, but had to return due an accident of two swiss climbers behind us on our way to the Ober Gabelhorn summit.


Eelconl - Feb 17, 2004 7:21 am

Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

I did it with Frank on our way to Obergabelhorn. Sometimes nice climbing.

Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke - Oct 1, 2003 10:02 am

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: August 20th 2003  Sucess!

I guess because of a warm summer in the Alps we actually found the route free of snow and ice. The rock pitch was fantastic with perfect jug holds and no verglass. An enjoyable snow climb to the summit on perfect plastic/consolidated snow lead to a great sunrise...we then went on to the Obergabelhorn. A fairly big day for the "uninitiated"/first timers in the Alps! But a great day of mountaineering!


jsurinx - Aug 29, 2003 1:59 am

Route Climbed: E-flank and NE-Ridge Date Climbed: 21 Aug 2003  Sucess!

We (Gilbert, Luc and myself) started from the Rotornhut after a night of bad weather and snowfall. As we reached the snowsholder we could see that the rocks where covered with snow and that routefinding would be very difficult. But we start climbing anyway and we reached the summit after 6 hours. The intension was to do the Obergabelhorn but after the summit of Wellenkuppe we turned back to the hut. The PD turned into AD+ or D in bad conditions. A lot of lose rocks covered with snow ! Scarry!


Frank - Mar 7, 2003 11:30 am

Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

Lots of scree. Snow on the rocks higher on the mountain. I wouldn't advise anyone to climb Wellenkuppe other than a mountain on your way to Obergabelhorn


kletterwebbi - Feb 10, 2003 10:41 pm

Route Climbed: N-ridge Date Climbed: August 2001

We found very poor conditions: slabs covered with lot of ice and snow. As a result we need hours for a part of the ridge done in only half an hour on good conditions. We aborted the attempt.

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