Gerakios at sunset

List of Crags

Country: Spain
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Las Ventanas and El Delfin

El Delfin is a hole in a huge limestone wall that when viewed from the North looks uncannily like a dolphin.

Limestone 800m 50 6a - 8c All Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Pince sans rire

A lovely crag with some shaded warm ups for the morning, and sustained test pieces for the afternoon when the sun has slowly moved off the right hand face.

Limestone 800m 30 6b - 8c All Spain - Rodellar
Spain - Rodellar Rodellar - Piton d'o Cuervo

The impressive pinnacle between Temps des Nuits and Pince sans Rire has some excellent short routes on it's left hand side, and longer, harder ones up it's front face.

Limestone 800m 15 6a - 7c East Spain - Rodellar
Spain- Tenerife Arico

Tenerife's most popular crag. Bouldery routes up to 25m in length on igneous volcanic rock, that is similar to sandstone.

Volcanic 800m 500 4 to 8c All Spain- Tenerife
Spain- Tenerife El Rio

El Rio presa is an interesting area. A dam that was built in the 1960s, then abandoned in the 1970s when they couldnt stop it leaking water through the volcanic fissures in the rock.

Volcanic 600m 100 5a to 8c All Spain- Tenerife
Spain- Tenerife Guaria

An excellent crag on the west side of the island, with a variety of routes.

Volcanic 800m 100 5c-8c South Spain- Tenerife
Spain- Tenerife San Marcos

A small but worthwhile crag on the north side of the island.  The crag is in a built up area close to the sea. The routes are short, steep, fingery and well bolted.

Volcanic 50m 50 5a to 8a North West Spain- Tenerife
Country: Switzerland
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Switzerland - Basler Jura Bärtel

A quiet crag set in a beautiful location just under the Risenberg summit. Bärtel has a steady and pleasant uphill walk to reach it, and then some testing routes.

Limestone 650m 20 6a to 7c South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chalengraben

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.

Limestone 600m 20 6b to 8a All Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chastelfluh

Set in a beautiful area, just above the Chastelbach, the cliff has a number of buttresses with some excellent routes.

Limestone 550m 100 6a - 8b East Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chestel

A steep featureless crag of compact limestone in a pleasant location above the Laufen-Delemont valley. The forest provides some shade in summer, and lets the sun through in winter.

Limestone 500m 30 7a -8b South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chuenisberg

Seldom busy, Chuenisberg is a peaceful place, set in a beautiful wood of beech trees.

Limestone 100 6a - 9a North Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chuenisberg H-Man

A compact sector with two distinct buttresses. The left hand side has some hard slabs and steep pocketed walls.

Limestone 600m 20 North Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chuenisberg Premiere

Premiere is the far left hand side of Chuenisberg. Often neglected it has a few excellent routes.

Limestone 600m 25 North Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Chuenisberg Ravage

The sector Ravage is steep and has a long history. It was once home to the hardest route in the world. Ravage is a route that has now been on sighted by Adam Ondra.

Limestone 600m 20 North Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Falkenspitz

The left hand side of Falkenfluh has many excellent mid grade routes climbing to the top of the Falkenspitz and Amboss pinnacles.

Limestone 600m 30 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Höhle Gasse

Höhle Gasse is the narrow lane between the crag and the 4m high boulder lying next to it. 

Limestone 650m 30 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Lange Wand

Lange Wand is the continuous stretch of crag on the right hand side of Falkenfluh, just after the Holzer recess and its fine arete "Holzerkante".

Limestone 600m 40 West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Piazza Grande

Some easy slabs, some desparate walls and one of the best routes in the area. Piazza Grande lives up to it's name as one long layback, although maybe it is better to jam it in places.

Limestone 600m 30 North West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Quellenchopf

The first crag you reach as you descend the steps is above a spring that leads into the river Birs.

Limestone 600m 5 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Twelve

The crag nearest to the Flakenfluh staircase contain many excellent routes and is justifiably popular.

Limestone 600m 30 West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Falkenfluh - Walfisch

The continuation of Falkenfluh past Höhle Gasse, is again steep and hard.

Limestone 650m 30 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Flüh

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.

Limestone 350m 30 Mostly 6a to 6c South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Gempen Gempenpfeiler

A nice selection of climbs in this middle section of Gempen, mostly on steep walls with a few aretes and slabs thrown in.

Limestone 739m 40 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Gempen Ost

The easiest sector at Gempen with many short, safe routes in the lower grades. Perfect for beginners, and the routes on Block wall are well worth the visit in their own right.

Limestone 750m 40 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Gempen Sandührliwand

A very sunny crag that dries quickly and can sometimes be too hot even in the coldest months! Excellent wall climbing often on pockets, well bolted.

Limestone 750m 100 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Gempen Ziegenrücken

Ziegenrücken is the first slab you reach after descending the steep stepped gully. The climbs are popular, perhaps partly due to the easier routes, and obvious warm up potential.

Limestone 750m 30 All Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Get Wet Canyon

On hot summer days after a long dry period, Get Wet Canyon is an ideal place to escape the heat.

Limestone 600m 30 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Hofstettenchöpfli - Middle

The middle section of the Chöpfli is seldom visited, but has some worthwhile buttresses. Chrüz is the most Northerly and nearest to Flüh. Because of rare nesting birds, climbing is not allowed.

Limestone 500m 20 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Hofstettenchöpfli - Right

The right hand side of Hofstettenchöpfli is approached from Hofstetten.

Limestone 400m South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Ingelstein

Ingelstein must rank as one of the most attractive looking, and least visited crags in the Basler Jura.

Limestone 550m 20 4c to 7b South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Lämmlisfluh

A not very popular crag that does have some nice routes. In particular the climbing in the central section is good, on pockets and edges on mostly solid rock.

Limestone 500m 25 6a to 7c, the best routes are 6c and above South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Pelzli Lower

The lower section of Pelzli is just a few minutes walk from the road and consists of the spectacular Daumenfels, and two smaller buttresses, Le Doigt and Mättelifels.

Limestone 600m 50 5c - 8a South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura 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.

Limestone 600m 15 4c - 8a South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Rappenfels

An excellent crag with about 50 routes, mostly in the 7a to 7c range.

Limestone 400m 50 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Redelsflue

A series of detached pinnacles with good quality rock and some fine routes above Roschenz.

Limestone 600m 20 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Rütenen

A quiet crag near to the pretty little village of Himmelried. The routes are relatively short, but what they lack in height they more than make up for in difficulty!

Limestone 600m 40 5c - 8a Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Schauenburgfluh Schauenburgfluh is an important crag near to Basel, and one of the largest in the Basler Jura. With 40m high walls and nearly 100 routes, it has lots of long wall climbs to offer, mostly in the middle grades. Some of the routes have two pitches, although most can be done in a single run out with an 80m rope. The routes are generally solid, but especially at the top, there is still some loose rock around, and helmets are advised. Limestone 650m 40 5a - 7b South East Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Tannenfluh main crag

Tannenfluh consists of two distinct parts. A crag on the hillside and a crag dug into the hillside. The first has a few separate buttresses with some nice mid grade routes.

Limestone 650m 40 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Tüfleten Left

Tüfleten is a relatively large, varied crag with routes to suit most tastes.

Limestone 500m 30 South West Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Basler Jura Tüfleten Right

Tüfleten is an excellent crag with something to suit most tastes. The right hand side has lots of test pieces from 7a to 9a.

Limestone 500m 30 South Switzerland - Basler Jura
Switzerland - Bernese Oberland Engelhörner Kingspitze

It looks like a friendly Swiss crag, but Kingspitze is actually a major Alpine undertaking.

Limestone 2621m 1 South East Switzerland - Bernese Oberland
Switzerland - Bernese Oberland Engelhörner Simelistock and Vorderspitze

At the left hand side of the cirque of cliffs surrounding the Ochsel valley are three impressive peaks.

Limestone 2482m 12 South West Switzerland - Bernese Oberland
Switzerland - Bernese Oberland Lehn

One of the best crags for hard sport climbing in the Bernese Oberland. Naturally this has led to many of the routes getting polished, but despite this it remains a favourite destination.

Sandstone 700m 120 6b to 8c South East Switzerland - Bernese Oberland
Switzerland - Bernese Oberland Luegibruggli

A small crag with some excellent routes on a limestone / sandstone mix. The view from the restaurant at the top is worth a visit in its own right.

Sandstone 900m 30 5c - 7c South West Switzerland - Bernese Oberland
Switzerland - Bernese Oberland Schmocken

A small, scenic and interesting winter crag. The cliimbing is on a vertical wall with well bolted routes that are often tough for their grade. Up to 25 metres in length.

Sandstone 800m 30 6a - 8a South Switzerland - Bernese Oberland
Switzerland - Central Cheselenfluh

Cheselenflue is the big impressive cliff that can be seen from the Stockalp to Melchsee Frutt road, or ski piste in winter.

Limestone 1700m 10 5c - 7a South Switzerland - Central
Switzerland - Central Diamantstock

 Diamantstock is a granite mountain accessible from the very pleasant Bächlitalhütte. The Grosser Diamantstock is an excellent full day tour that is often underestimated.

Granite 3162m 2 4c - 5a South Switzerland - Central
Switzerland - Central Fallenflue Förröm

Long pitches from the exposed ledge. Make sure your rope is long enough!

Limestone 1200m 15 South Switzerland - Central
Country: France
Region Crag Overview Rock Type Altitude Number of routes Range of Routes Faces Name
Switzerland - Basler Jura Grotte des Nains

Situated deep in the forest, this small gorge with its quaint little cave has a handful of steep and difficult climbs up to 30m in length.

Limestone 350m 20 North East Switzerland - Basler Jura