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Rotstock klettersteig

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Distance
2.5 mi
Elevation gain
1,119 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
1,119 ft
Max elevation
8,704 ft
TrailRank 
36 5
Min elevation
7,580 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
4 hours 15 minutes
Coordinates
1537
Uploaded
June 14, 2012
Recorded
June 2012
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8,704 ft
7,580 ft
2.5 mi

near Kleine Scheidegg, Kanton Bern (Swiss Confederation)

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Itinerary description

The data is a bit inaccurate. The route is from station Eiger gletscher, over the Eiger trail, climbing the Rotstock klettersteig and then descending the Eiger west flank. Normally this is an easy klettersteig but with (a lot of) snow and ice, it's a bit more difficult and certainly more time consuming.

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  • Photo of Greg_Turnbull
    Greg_Turnbull Feb 18, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Beautiful route right next to the North Face, lovely views from 2,660m; the scramble down can be difficult if wet. :-(

  • bfv Feb 18, 2020

    I added some pictures. I did the Rotstock twice, first time was somewhere in June in "challenging conditions" as you can see on the pictures.

  • Photo of Greg_Turnbull
    Greg_Turnbull Feb 18, 2020

    Wow, amazing pics, not sure I would want to go anywhere near it in those conditions. ;-) I chickened out going up (from the normal) when it started raining & was glad I did as the scramble down to Kleine Scheidegg on the other side is a bit slick in places... I assume you used crampons & and an ice axe? Congrats on the achievement...

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