Approach to Hochflueplatten | Mountain hiking | Rigi Hochflue | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Approach to Hochflueplatten Rigi Hochflue 1698 m

  • Difficulty
    T4
  • Ascent
    1–1:15 h, 360 m
  • Descent
    90 m

Exposed Appraoch to Hochflueplatten

Firstly on a marked path, then following faint tracks through forest and scree to a steep wall secured with a fixed rope.

Route description

Urmiberg - Alp Egg

From the the cable car station, follow the marked footpath direction Rigi Hochflue, bypass the Gottertli, and arrive at the ridge by Egg.

Alp Egg - Hochflueplatten

Descend westwards from Alp Egg, horizontally through forest and over scree towards the cliff. A ledge leads round and up to a steep 20 m wall with a fixed rope (abseiled in descent). Continue along the cliff base to the start of the route.

Additional information

Departure point

Urmiberg, Bergstation (1128 m)

Informationen zur Seilbahn Brunnen–Urmiberg: www.urmiberg.ch/bergbahn/

Difficulty / Material

The steep wall is exposed. Children and beginners should be roped up.

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