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

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Descent from Gross Schijen South Ridge Gross Schijen (UR) 2786 m

  • Difficulty
    T5
  • Ascent
    20 m
  • Descent
    1–1:30 h, 210 m

Descent route. Part of the normal ascent to Gross Schijen.

Route description

Rock summit ca. 2700 m of the Gross Schijen South Ridge, back to the start of the route.

Descent on foot: Climb over the ridge a bit further (ca. 2 pitches, grade 2 to 3c, hardly any bolts) till you reach a grassy saddle. From here, tracks lead on to the summit, as well as back down to start of the route. Down leads through the grassy SW flank to a distinct gully. Follow this down (a few scrambling/down climbing sections, abseil possible) to reach the base of the crag. This descent requires appropriate footwear and some practice in such terrain.

Additional information

End point

Oberalppass (2041 m)

Time

Time: Rock summit - base of the wall

Difficulty / Material

It is possible to abseil the modern route (half ropes recommended!).

Descent on foot: Steep, exposed and pathless terrain with climbing areas up to 3c.

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