Hofstettenchöpfli - Right

The right hand side of Hofstettenchöpfli is approached from Hofstetten. Similar in nature to Flüh, the Isis buttress has a couple of excellent classic routes, a few shorter hard ones, and even its own pinnacle (Pudelfels), now unfortunately surrounded by the trees. It is in a beautiful location and the fireplace at the top offers perfect views over Mariastein, Landskron and the surrounding area. It is a great place to watch the many buzzards and kites in this area, and enjoy sausages and a beer as the sun goes down.

Region
Switzerland - Basler Jura
Rock Type
Limestone
Altitude
400m
Faces
South West
Climbing Area

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
01 Gen himmel zu 6b 6m

The left hand side of the Isis buttress

02 Hell Enisitc 6c+ 6m
03 More time for penitirism 6b+ 8m
04 Sex oder in d'hand 7a 9m
05 Ex oder an d'Wand 6c+
06 No time for optimism 7c 9m
07 Double duty insect repellent 7b
08 UFO 6c+ 10m ***

A bold bouldery start, and then sustained climbing. Excellent.

09 Isis 6a 24m Gold

A classic. Climb the steep start on big holds and follow the groove and wall to the top of the crag. Variations possible to the left and right

09a Isis right hand 5a 25m

Climb the bolted wall right of Isis, to finish at the same belay. It is also possible to climb direct from Isis, moving right after the bouldery start at about 5b.

10 Ra 4c 15m

Scramble up to the right of Isis right hand and climb the wall to finish at a lower off to the righ tof Isis

11 Verleihnix 4c 14m

Start down and to the right of Ra and climb the wall

12 Unknown 5b 10m

The line of bolts to the right of Verleihnix

13 Egotrip 7a 8m

Maybe it would be an egotrip at 8a, but not at the grade of 7a given in the Flübibel

14 Technoroute 11m

An aid climb at the right hand side of the buttress

15 Betonierte 5b 10m

The Pudelfels pinnacle is a few minutes to the right of the Isis buttress. It has several routes up it, the best, and hardest, is the bolted line that faces the valley.