Graue Wand (plaisir)

Bern, CH

The classic “Niedermann Route” climbs prominent crack systems to a summit with wrap around views. The route follows the line of least resistance up this impressive face and offers pitch after pitch of excellent climbing. Especially memorable is the “Ziegenrucken” (the goat’s back) with 40 m of phenomenal laybacking. The often deep and rounded cracks will force you to use your entire repertoire of crack climbing moves and supplementary gear placing skills as well. Rappelling the designated rappel route is straightforward, but always stay a little to the east. With blank ice conditions on the approach, crampons and ice axes are recommended.
CRAG STATISTICS
1
Routes
5181
meters climbed
13
Zlags
5c+
average grade

J F M A M J J A S O N D

Not so safe
Parking
Slabs
Vertical
Exposition
2820 m.
110 min.

GALLERY