Klettersteig Graustock is a 4.8 kilometer loop trail located near Engelberg, Obwald, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and camping.

Distance: 4.8 km Elevation Gain: 717 m Route Type: Loop

camping

hiking

rock climbing

via ferrata

forest

views

wildlife

Description and special features: A mix between Bergweg and the overcoming of the partly steep and exposed rock uphills give a great, very worthwhile direct ascent of the Graustock. Breathtaking views into the 700 m high north face of the Graustock in Engelbergertal and direction Trübsee take turns. Next to the summit cross there is a wonderful panorama over Titlis-Spannort-Rigi-Mittelland-Pilatus and the Bernese Alps to the Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Finsteraarhorn. A very rewarding, moderately difficult tour for sure-footed climbers. Attention - the third upswing has it all! Difficulty: K3, at one point K4 - K5 Ascent: 3 hours Approach: By cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, by chairlift from Trübsee to Jochpass. From the Jochpass a signpost points to the white-blue-white marked way. Along the southeast ridge of the Graustock for the first upswing. Follow the wire rope to the point Red Nollen 2'309 m. Continue on the marked trail until the second rocky upswing. About grass and rock steeply along the wire ropes on the Schafberg 2'522 m. Again, a marked path over stone slabs and boulders leads to the steepest upswing. Slightly to the left of the main ridge, there is an approximately 80 m high exposed pillar. About steps and steps to the next high saddle. The way up over the ridge. Over the ridge, which in turn is secured with wire ropes, to the summit cross 2'661 m. Descent: 1 1/2 hours Direct way to Jochpass, from the summit you follow the wire ropes over the ridge back to the marked turnoff. Descend to the right towards the south to the level, crossing to Schaftal, always following the white-blue-white waymarks. At the point 2'324 m you come to the white-red-white marked trail that leads back to Jochpass 2'207 m. Dangers: Early in summer, even large snowweeds can tower over the ridge. If the route is selected incorrectly, such changes can be canceled. Risk of falling! Snow bridges over karst areas (rock cracks) can break in when entering. The descent is difficult to find in fog, beware of rock steps. Difference in altitude: 460 vertical meters Overnight accomodation: Berghaus Jochpass Season: end of June to beginning of October

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