The climbing paradise in Alpstein
More than 270 climbing routes
North face of Gartenalp
The summer is the best time for climbing. After rainfall, the rock face remains wet for a long time.
A dense network of paths has been drilled in recent years, including the 1st grade 8a climbing route in Alpstein. Much of it is still being planned. For better orientation, the routes are now indicated at the start with small black boards, which show the route number and the difficulty level. The face has been split into sectors.
There are just a few grade 5 climbs, nothing lower.
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Altitude: 1590 m above sea level, direction South East-facing with sunlight from morning until late afternoon. The rock face is approx. 1.5 km long, up to 80 m high and offers more than 160 climbing routes from 1-3 pitch climbs (as per 2016). Climbing is often technical, using small ledges, holes and holds. The rock quality varies from compact to splintered. The stated climbing difficulty levels are somewhat strict. Best climbing time: spring, autumn and winter on clear days.
The faces have been split into sectors. Some of the routes are indicated at the start with small black boards, which show the route number and the difficulty level. For details see the Alpstein climbing guide by Werner Küng, available at the valley station of the cable car.
Since 1990 the routes have been equipped with solid, non-rust 10 mm anchors and tiles with standing space for abseiling. The protection equipment is, in general, good to very good.
Helmet, 70 m rope, 14 quickdraws, etc.