Approach Gross Schijen South Ridge | Mountain hiking | Gross Schijen (UR) | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Approach Gross Schijen South Ridge Gross Schijen (UR) 2786 m

  • Difficulty
    T3-
  • Ascent
    1:15–1:30 h, 500 m
  • Descent
    30 m

In the summer of 2019, due to construction between Andermatt and Sedrun in this area, diversions and road closures can be expected.

Route description

Oberalppass to the junction at P. 2263

From Oberalppass head north through the military barracks on the mountain path marked "Fellilücke". At 2250 m turn left (west) over the Hinterfellibach (stream) and continue along the mountain path towards Löcher and P. 2274.

Junction at P. 2263 - 'Shortcut' to Vorder Felli

The path begins to drop slightly after P. 2274. You can maintain height here by cutting right from the main path and making straight for the zig-zag path of Vorder Feli.

Vorder Felli - P. 2410

Follow the zig-zag path up to P. 2410 to meet a larger path.

P. 2410 - Klettergarten Lutersee

Follow the flat footpath west above the Lutersee. After the second stream would be a right turn for klettergarten Lutersee.

Klettergarten Lutersee - Turn for Gross Schijen South Ridge

Continue to the western end of the lake.

Lutersee - Gross Schijen South Ridge

From the western end of the lake climb diagonally over screes to the lowest reaching rocks. Here at 2511 m, is the start to the Gross Schijen South Ridge.

Variant: Gütsch - Lutersee

Permit required: Pre-order by phone +41 41 888 81 11. From the car park, contour northeast towards the Lutersee, then up through screes to the South Ridge, 50 min.

Additional information

Departure point

Oberalppass (2041 m)

Time

If by train: 1¼ from Oberalp Pass; 1½ hours from Nätschen.

If by car, a road that requires a permit goes up to Gütsch. From here its just 50 mins

Difficulty / Material

Path not always obvious, especially when you take long-short-cuts. Good approach shoes are normally sufficient.

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