Elsässerwand at the left hand side of Hofstettenchöpfli is a pleasant crag with lots of wall climbing in the 5b to 6c range. It gets the sun in the afternoon, and dries quickly after rain. At 5a, Efeupfeiler is a classic of the crag

Switzerland - Basler Jura
Rock Type
Number of routes
Range of Routes
Mostly 6a to 6c
Gets the sun in the afternoon
Climbing Area

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
01 Für Rinder und Kinder 4a 6m
02 Chaot 5c 11m
03 Satz des Pythagoras 6a 14m
04 Linke Himmelsleiter 5b 18m *

The left hand groove

05 Himmelsdach 6a 18m *

Climb Linke Himmelsleiter to the roof, move slightly right and then launch up and left to good holds

06 Rechte Himmelsleiter 5b 18m *
07 Dromedar 6a+ 19m

The polished arete. Tricky first few moves

08 Alte Direkte 6a+ 15m **

Follow the line of bolts left of the chimney.Nice climbing

09 Biwakriss 4a 23m

The chimney

10 Aelplerweg 6a+ 24m **

Go direct up the wall, where Efeupfeiler traverses right, with a last few exciting moves. The bolts are getting old.

11 Efeupfeiler 5a 25m ***

An excellent climb for the grade. Start up the chimney until it is possible to move right around the arete and traverse to the large corner. Climb this moving right at the top.

12 Alpenchalb 6c+ 23m *

The logical direct start to Alplerweg. Climbs the overhanging groove with one hard move.

13 Project
13a no name 7c

A long reach at mid height, harder for those of average or less height

14 Gelbe Kante Links 5c+ 18m ***

Follow the corner and move left at half height

15 Gelbe Kante 5c 16m *

The corner with an awkward move to finish

16 Grosser Riss 3 18m
17 Body Lotion 7a 12m **

Nice fingery climbing up the wall

18 Gudrun 6c 12m **

Tricky to clip the 4th bolt, but nice moves

19 Sargdeggel 6a 13m *

a tricky move left to the large flake

20 Exodus 6a+ *


21 The sum of all fears 6c+ 19m

an indirect finish to Exodus

22 Slippery when wet 7a+ 19m

rarely climbed

23 Peking 89 6b+ 20m ***

An excellent climb with some delicate footwork at the end of the crack

24 Shanghai 6b+ 20m ***

A very good eliminate connecting Dirty Line with Peking 89

25 Dirty Line 6a+ ***

Climb the clean corner, unless it has been raining in which case climb the dirty corner

26 Jump 6a+ ***

Start as for Dirty Line and move right steeply on good holds after the ledge

27 Rizzini 6a+ 17m *

The awkward crack moving left into Jump at two thirds height

28 Riss 6a *

Follow the crack all the way