Pelzli Upper

The upper section of Pelzli consists of series of buttresses and boulders. The climbing is excellent with routes in all grades from 4c to 8a.

Switzerland - Basler Jura
Rock Type
Number of routes
Range of Routes
4c - 8a
Although south facing, some of the buttresses only get the sun in the afternoon
Climbing Area

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
A06 Weg der Wissenden 7b 15m
A07 Kleptomanie 7b 15m
A08 Faustriss 6a 15m
A09 Abraxas direkt 7b+ 15m
A10 Abraxas 6a 15m
A11 Paquet cadeaux 6c 15m
A12 Konfrontation 7a+ 15m

The centre of the wall. Polished

A13 El Gigante 7c 15m
A14 Exodus 7b+ 15m
A15 Schulterriss 6a 15m
A16 Aquarius 7a+ 15m

The wall right of Schulterris. Two variants, both 7a+

A17 Bad Fun 7b 15m

The wall right again.Two variants at the top, both the same grade

A18 Via Wackelhaken 6b 15m
A19 4H1U 6a+ 15m
A20 Gelbe Wand 6b 20m

The yellow wall. Three variants possible, all with the same start. From L to R:  Do it or leave it (6c); Coincé (6b); Gelbe Wand (6b); Surprise (6c)

A21 Ligne Apres 7a 20m
A22 Plat de Résistance 7b 20m
A23 Gelbe Verschneidung 5c 20m
A24 Milliway 7a+ 20m
A25 Petra Kante 6a 20m
B1 Noname 5b 15m

The wall left of the Overhanging wall

B2 Balletriss 6a 15m
B3 Kristallkrähe 7a+ 15m
B4 Playmobile 7b+ 15m

Tough. It is possible to traverse right at half height to reach Bächli. French Deconnection (6c+)

B5 Früchte des Zorns 7b 15m
B6 Bächli go Home 7a+ 15m
C02 Bal Musette 7a 20m
C03 Patrilogique direkt 6c 20m

The right hand vaiant is slightly easier at 6b+

C04 Gasröhre 6a+ 20m
C05 Moby Dick 6a+ 20m
C06 Zebrakante 7c+ 15m
C06a Zeitmaschine 7b+ 15m

Starts as for The Wall and moves left to the Zebrakante arete

C07 The Wall 8a+ 15m

Climbed in 1986, one of the hardest slabs around at the time

C08 Süsser Wahn 7b 15m

Finishes as for The Wall. The direct finish is BSE (7a)

C09 Dangvadar 6b+ 15m

The right hand finish is Le Troisieme Age, (7a+)

C10 Mescalin Highway 6a+ 15m
C11 Pony Express 6a 15m
C12 Fury 7a 15m
C13 Fondation et l'Empire 7a 20m
C13v L'Empire contre l'attaque 7a 20m

A variant to Fondation, starting to the right, joining it, leaving it and finishing at the same place 

C14 Imago Spurie 7b+ 20m
C15 Gilb 6a+ 20m
C16 Metzerstrasse 59/61 7a 20m
C17 Wassermusik 7c+ 20m
C18 The Edge 7b 20m
C19 Schon Cool 7c+ 15m

The lline right of the Edge. Traversing into the Edge at half height is Cool und Schwul (7a+)

C20 The Kill of Rouge 7b+ 25m

Right of Schon Cool. Also possible to move left through the roof - Rote Liebe (7b+)

D01 Grümschelihighway 6a 15m
D02 Westwand 5c+ 15m
D03 Stadt Indianer 6b+ 15m
D04 AJZ Weg 5c 30m
D05 Yoda 7a 30m
D06 Südwand 6a 30m
D07 Teufelsriss 5b 25m
D08 English Rain 6b+ 25m
D09 Innere Ruhe 5c+ 25m
D10 Auto-Reverse 7b 15m
D11 Sechserkante 5c 15m
E01 The short people's problem 8a 15m
E02 Totentanz der Fingerspitzen 7c+ 15m
E03 Autopsy 7a+ 15m
E04 Eispalast 7c 20m
E05 THC 7b 15m
E06 Im Auftrag des Herrn 7b 15m
E06 Zuvielisation 7c 15m
E07 Rechenschieber 5b 20m

Finishing at the first lower off is 4a

E08 Bakunin 6b 10m
E09 Rechenschieberkante 5b 10m
E10 Apodiktische Apotheose 6c+ 20m
E11 Risskamin 4b 15m
E12 Joggeli 4a 15m
E13 Bimbo 4a 15m
E14 Avec les Doigts 6c+ 10m
E15 Jo-Jo 6a 10m

The crack on the small buttress right of Rechenschieber

E16 Hausdrachen 6a+ 10m

Just right of Jo-Jo

F01 Gulp 6b 7m

The overhanging wall on the isolated buttress beneath Zwillingsturm

F02 Russki Boogie 7b+ 8m

Right of Gulp

F03 Hualp 8a 8m

Right of Russki Bougie

F04 Hualp 6c+ 8m

Right of Polski Blues