Holzflue | Climbing | Balsthal: Brückenwand and Holzflue | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Steep wall

Holzflue Balsthal: Brückenwand and Holzflue 590 m

  • Altitude start
    610 m
  • Height Wall
    25 m
  • Exposition / Rock Type
    S / Limestone
  • Difficulty
    4b-NR

34Routes

  1. 3a-4c1
  2. 5a-5c8
  3. 6a-6c14
  4. 7a-7c9
  5. 8a-9b1

The fully south-facing Holzflue with its superb view over the rooftops of Balsthal is one of the most beautiful climbing spots of the Solothurn Jura. Here you'll find beautiful, steep and technical climbing in wonderful, compact limestone. The scent of sun drenched forest gives an ambiance as of southern France. Avoid in high summer!

Routes

  1. 1 Querwäg 4b 3 P
    (Westgrat) Départ, A0 Arête sauvage rarement parcourue.
  2. 2 Out in the green 5c+ 1 P
  3. 3 Yak und Yeti 5b 1 P
  4. 4 Mehr sein als Schein 6b 1 P
  5. 5 Basel meets Solothurn 5c 1 P
  6. 6 Weichschnäbeler 6a 1 P
  7. 7 West Side 5c+ 1 P
    West Side > 6a+ > 6b+ > 6c+
  8. 8 Gras ist schön 7c 1 P
  9. 9 Die Flöhe husten hören 7b+ 1 P
  10. 10 Idefix 6a+ 1 P
  11. 11 Projekt NR 1 P
  12. 12 Wanda 8b 1 P
  13. 13 @ 7a 1 P
  14. 14 Terre de Provence 7a 1 P
  15. 15 Biaffra 7a 1 P
  16. 16 Biscuit 7c 1 P
  17. 17 Gegu 6b+ 1 P
  18. 18 Alive 6a+ 1 P
  19. 19 Conejo 6a+ 1 P
  20. 20 Blamage 6b+ 1 P
  21. 21 Willi 5c+ 1 P
  22. 22 Biene Maya 6a 1 P
  23. 23 Caduta massi 5c 1 P
  24. 24 Trompe-l’oeil 6b+ 1 P
  25. 25 Abheben erforderlich 7b 1 P
  26. 26 Schuppe 7a 1 P
  27. 27 Kernschmelze 6b 1 P
  28. 28 Das waren noch Zeiten 7b+ 1 P
  29. 29 Frog 6b+ 1 P
  30. 30 Zweärgniaga 5c 1 P
  31. 31 Prodigy 6c 1 P
  32. 32 Bodelos 6a 1 P
  33. 33 Man in the mirror 6c+ 1 P
  34. 34 Out of Altersheim 5c+ 1 P

Additional information

Protection
Very well equipped
Rope
50m
Quick draws
12
Stoppers
-
Friends
-
Trad Protection
-
Abseiling possible
Foot Descent
Rain sheltered
-
Child friendly terrain
-
Child friendly routes
-
Rock type

Avoid "Querwäg" when climbers are in other routes - risk of falling rocks!

Protection / Material

On "Querwäg" you need slings and nuts for additional protection.

Descent

Descent on foot from the "Querwäg". Either follow a small path on the N side from the nice grill spot, or continue along the ridge to a small hut. From here you descend via the normal footpath.

Authors

Carine Devaux Girardin

Carine und Christophe Girardin Devaux

The author-pair from Orvin have one of the best-known climbing areas of Jura almost on their doorstep. Author «Gigi» and designer Carine have written several SAC climbing guidebooks, and are both active in route development and renovation.

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