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ROTSTOCK, EIGER

BERNER OBERLAND, SWITZERLAND

 

VIA FERRATA (PD) - K2

PHYSICAL RATING: 1
VERTIGO RATING: 2
STYLE: CLIMB
SATISFACTION: 3

STATISTICS

Departure Altitude: 2320m
Arrival Altitude: 2663m
Climb (or descent): 343m
Length: 260m
Time: 2 hours

SPECIAL FEATURES

Footbridge: 0
Monkey Bridge: 0
Ladder: multiple
Zip Line: 0
Net: 0

ACCESSIBILITY

Open: June to October
Parking:
Park at Grindelwald Terminal, and then take the Eiger Express up to Eigergletscher station.  Via Ferrata is about 15 mins walk.
By bus or train, go to Grindelwald Terminal station.

 

WHAT TO KNOW!

Subtitle

The via ferrata on the north face of the Eiger!


The klettersteig Rotstock is a K2 trail that is pretty simple, beautiful and really rewarding.  As part of a hike up from Grindelwald or cable car ride on the Eiger Express, it is a fantastic finale to the Eiger Trail (rather than simply coming from eigergletscher station). The 380m ascent is pretty straight forward and is a good elementart course.  The route firstly takes you on a few ladders and a lot of rock contact.  The view from the top is simply spellbinding.


Be careful for ice however, and the descent is trickier than you might think, with a few rope sections.

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