Bärtel

A quiet crag set in a beautiful location just under the Risenberg summit. Bärtel has a steady and pleasant uphill walk to reach it, and then some testing routes. Beware of occasional sparse bolting and inconsistent grades. Some of the grading is not just tough, but clearly wrong,even by Basler Jura standards!

Region
Switzerland - Basler Jura
Rock Type
Limestone
Altitude
650m
Number of routes
20
Range of Routes
6a to 7c
Faces
South West
Sun
Can be very hot in summer

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
01 Azor 6a+
02 D'Pilzkopf 6a
03 Das laue Geschenk 6b
04 Bilbo 6a+
05 Yellow Fire 7c

Excellent

06 Pfuusbagge 7a+
07 Bella Donna 7a+
08 Off Shore Café 5c+
09 Bushtucker 6b

A nice route up the arete. The corner to the left has some old pegs in it.

10 Blue Sky Mind 6b+

Probably not possible at this grade

12 See you later Alligator 6a+
13 After a while crocodile 6c+
14 Phantasie an die Macht 6c+ 20m

A hard boulder section. Probably not possible at this grade

15 Mambo 6b 20m

An excellent route with good holds to a hard pull through the small overhang.

16 The Edge 6a 20m

The long crack. Either jam or layback the bulge to good holds. Either way, scary. Continue more easily to the same lower off as Mambo