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Hiking or climbing on routes in alpine terrain requires good physical health, meticulous preparation and technical skills in mountain sports. The routes presented here are undertaken at one’s own risk. If you want to safely practice mountain sports, taking training courses run by experts is highly recommended by the SAC. All the contents of the SAC Route Portal are put together with utmost diligence. However, the Swiss Alpine Club and the authors cannot guarantee that the information provided here is up-do-date, correct and complete. Therefore, the SAC and the authors cannot be held liable for possible errors.

  • Climbing

Climbing Area Morteratsch 1960 m Climbing

The climbing area at Morteratsch is one of the oldest in the Upper Engadine. It has been developed over several generations. The glacier polished rock has rounded holds and very little friction. The steep routes in the main sector require a lot of force and will power to stay on. The upper sectors at Chünetta have much rougher rock and get more sun. The different areas offer a wide range of difficulties; from flat friction slabs to overhanging endurance routes, almost everything can be found. With such ease of access and the breathtaking views of the Upper Engadin mountains, Morteratsch a quite busy place in summer.

Sectors KIBE and Chünetta are ideal spots to introduce children and beginners to outdoor climbing. The sector "Platttenschuss" is also quite well bolted, though sometimes the first bolt is a bit high 'off the deck' for beginners. Some routes are top-rope only. Most have been re-equipped... but be wary of the odd M8 bolt with aluminium hangers!

Developers: military mountain training school as well as local mountain guides. From 1988, the region's first major routes were created by Martin Bühler, Dirk Boons, Graziano Alberti and Romain Vogler. Re-equipped in 2015 by guides of the Pontresina Mountaineering School.

48Routes

  1. 3a-4c17
  2. 5a-5c7
  3. 6a-6c14
  4. 7a-7c6
  5. 8a-9b0

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