One of Central Switzerland's better crags, Telli has a range of routes from 5c slabs through to steep 8b walls. The rock is generally good, and on the easier routes at least has good holds. Access is relatively easy, with the added attraction of swimming in the lake. It's low, sheltered position also means climbing is possible on sunny winter days, as well as in the shade on hot summer mornings. On hot summer afternoons there is a pleasant deep water soloing crag just below the car park that offers great sport after a hard morning.
Sport and bolted routes
|Topo Ref||Route||Sport Grade||Length||Quality||Description||Tick|
An A2 aid route situated at the top, far left side of the crag
|05||Perverse in Haus||7b||40m|
An excellent route that trends up and leftwards initially and then direct on large holds. The name is written at the bottom of the route. Located with the other "Telli" routes at the top left hand side of the crag.
The rising right to left weakness has big holds, but is still steep
SECTOR BEKLOPTONANIE. Reached after 15 minutes by taking the right hand fork in the path about half way up the crag
The name is painted on the foot of the route in large red letters. About 2/3 of the way up the crag
Name written at the bottom, the route is about half way along the crag, reached by taking the right hand fork in the path
Long and steep for the grade
SECTOR SHORT WALL. A short smooth wall shortly after the lower MEPHISTO sector
SECTOR MEPHISTO. The first routes are reached after about 10 minutes from the car park
|50||Game of Death||6b+||20m|
SECTOR TUNNEL. Above the train tunnel
A low boulder traverse from Fuck Machine to Xevious
|66||La dolce vita||7b|
|69||Licht und Schatten||9a+|
DEEP WATER SOLOING
Next to the lake, just 100m from the car park is a pleasant little deep water soloing crag. The obvious left to right traverse is not as easy as it looks!
|91||What's on the Telli?||6b+||8m||
In the middle of the crag, just left of the easy way up, is a steep arete. Climb it with a couple of difficult moves, particularly when your feet and hands are wet!
The easy groove towards the right hand side of the crag