Elsässerwand at the left hand side of Hofstettenchöpfli is a pleasant crag with lots of wall climbing in the 5b to 6c range. It gets the sun in the afternoon, and dries quickly after rain. At 5a, Efeupfeiler is a classic of the crag
Sport and bolted routes
|Topo Ref||Route||Sport Grade||Length||Quality||Description||Tick|
|01||Für Rinder und Kinder||4a||6m|
A crack between Chaot and Satz, to finish at the Satz lower off
Start as for Thin Lizzy, but keep moving right to finish at the lower off of Linke Himmelsleiter
|03||Satz des Pythagoras||6a||14m|
The left hand groove. Move left at the roof to a lower off.
Climb Linke Himmelsleiter to the roof, move slightly right and then launch up and left to good holds
The polished arete. Tricky first few moves
Follow the line of bolts left of the chimney.Nice climbing
Go direct up the wall, where Efeupfeiler traverses right, with a last few exciting moves. The bolts are getting old.
An excellent climb for the grade. Start up the chimney until it is possible to move right around the arete and traverse to the large corner. Climb this moving right at the top.
The logical direct start to Alplerweg. Climbs the overhanging groove with one hard move.
|13a||Schall und Rauch||7c||
A long reach at mid height, slightly easier for those of more than average height
|14||Gelbe Kante Links||5c+||18m||***||
Follow the corner and move left at half height
The corner with an awkward move to finish
Nice fingery climbing up the wall
Tricky to clip the 4th bolt, but nice moves
a tricky move left to the large flake
|21||The sum of all fears||6c+||19m||
an indirect finish to Exodus
|22||Slippery when wet||7a+||19m||
An excellent climb with some delicate footwork at the end of the crack
A very good eliminate connecting Dirty Line with Peking 89
Climb the clean corner, unless it has been raining in which case climb the dirty corner
Start as for Dirty Line and move right steeply on good holds after the ledge
The awkward crack moving left into Jump at two thirds height
Follow the crack all the way