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Switzerland

  • Grade context: FR
  • Photos: 828
  • Ascents: 29,086
  • Aka: Confoederatio Helvetica
  • Aka: Suisse
  • Aka: Schweiz

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Summary

Bouldering, single and multi-pitch sport climbing, trad and alpine lines in the alps - Switzerland has it all. Crags for any season and any level, typically easy to reach and in stunning environments.

Description

Switzerland contains three basic topographical areas: the Swiss Alps to the south (Alpen), the Swiss Plateau or Central Plateau (also called Mittelland), and the "Jura" mountains on the west.

All 3 areas offer plenty of climbing, obviously in very different environments.

The alps (Alpen) offer everything, from bouldering in world class spots such as Magic Wood, Cresciano or Chironico to name just a few to single- and multi-pitch sport climbing on all sorts of rock types and alpine climbs on some of the highest summits in the alps.

The Central Plateau (Mittelland) offers climbing and bouldering in a more gentle environment, often on the foothills of the alps or the base of the Jura.

The "Jura", being a much older mountain range than the alps, offers gentler slopes with elevations below 1800m ASL. Many of the climbing spots in the Jura have historic significance and are - due to their lower elevation and favourable climate - good for climbing year round.

Short distances, great public transport and a huge choice of climbing spots make Switzerland one of the most important climbing destinations in Europe.

Approach

Switzerland is located in the center of Europe and easy to reach from almost anywhere.

Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
Jura Region
8,112
8,359
22m
92
Mittelland Region
 Sport climbing,  Bouldering and other styles
814
1,554
15m
42
Alpen Region
 Sport climbing,  Bouldering and other styles
22.9k
19.2k
56m
686

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