Grimsel - Bügeleisen

Bugeleisen lies opposite the power station on Grimsel pass, an isolated buttress with excellent slab climbing. The routes are fully bolted, although the long run outs might encourage you to take some friends and wires, not that you will find anywhere to place them! 

Switzerland - Grimsel Pass
Rock Type
Number of routes
Range of Routes
5c - 6c

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
02 Bügeleisen 6a 200m ***

A terrific slab climb that gets harder the higher you go. Originally given 5c+, the top pitch will feel very hard at this grade, and the bolts are not that close. (1) 5a. climb from the lowest point to a belay in the overlap. 30m (2) 5a follow the rightward trending crack line. 30m (3) 5c. Climb the slab with a hard move left to reach twin bolts. Continue past these to a belay next to a tree. 50m (4) 5c+. Climb the crack on the left, trending rightwards. 40m (5) 6a. Superb. Move up then slightly left to follow the smooth slab to its end. A bold and absorbing pitch. 50m. Descend by 4 abseils.

03 Bresil 6b 200m

The right hand bolted line. 5c+; 5c+; 6a; 6b; 6a. Abseil descent