Chalengraben is a beautiful gorge tucked away in the hillside above Hofstetten. It has a few short and difficult routes that can be really pleasant in the spring, summer and autumn. Due to the narrowness of the gorge, and hence lack of sun it is slow to dry after rain. The climbs have a convenient picnic table under them, and a walk up the gorge to the Bergmatten restaurant is worthwhile in its own right.

Switzerland - Basler Jura
Rock Type
Number of routes
Range of Routes
6b to 8a
Climbing Area

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
01 Have you tied in today 6c 15m
02 Hektisch, homogen, heikel 8a 11m

A local test piece

03 Orduro e Progresso 8a+ 12m
04 Schlacht der Lügen 7b+ 11m
05 Suspect 6a+ 6m *

Short but sweet

06 Das staubige Wunder 6c+ 11m
07 Dilemma 7a+ 18m
08 bissspuren am After 6c 17m **
09 Über-Lebens-Lust 7a 13m *
10 Chelle grabe im Chellegrabe 7b+ 11m
11 Seufzer ohne Ende 6c+ 12m
12 Ob dem Bächli 6a 8m

This and the next 3 routes are on the first buttress you meet

13 Rächts ob dem Bächli 6b 8m

Same lower off as Ob dem Bächli

14 Also doch, uringetränktes Erdreich 7b+ 8m
15 Ob der Scheisse 7c 8m

same lower off as "..Erdeich"