Furkapass

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The sectors "Unten/Oben/Wasserfall" situated in a breathtaking alpine scenery

Sectors

Zwischen den Bächen

Hüttenzustieg

South Side

Unten

Oben/Wasserfall

Schwemmebene Zustieg

Schwemmebene

Universum

 

Embedded in a fascinating mountain and glacier world the Furkapass belongs certainly to the most beautiful european bouldering areas.

The boulder fields are spread out up to an altitude of about 2650 m, in the summer months small remaining snow fields and cool glacier winds make the climate perfect for bouldering even during hot days.

It was in the year 2014 when a motivated group of climbers from the area around Luzern - Joel Häfliger, Samuel Burri, Patrick Nussbaum and many other friends - started to develop the area systematically, in the following years they discovered consistently new boulders and areas. In the year 2019 Harald Röker was invited by Joel to join the group and thanks to many inspiring days in the boulder fields together with the swiss friends the number of problems was doubled until the end of the season to about 400 lines from very easy to about Fb 8b.

 


Situation: At the Furkapass, some boulders close to the pass road, most sectors further up in the mountains above the small hamlet Tiefenbach.
Climate:   Sunny at an altitude of about 2200-2650 m. Thanks to the nearby glaciers often pleasantly chilly also on hot days. From October to June the pass road is closed (winter closure).
Rock:       Granite / Biotite-Orthogneiss
Topo:         swiss Bloc °1 (GEBRO Verlag), more info and order

Boulder problems
About 400 problems up to 8b in currently 8 well developed sectors.
  2 -   5+ :  122
6a - 6b+ :  153
6c - 7a+ :    86
7b - 7c+ :    21
8a - 8b+:       4

       Proj:     13

 


Zwischen den Bächen                                                                                             (To the sectors)

Lowest, small but nice sector relatively close to the pass road.

 


Hüttenzustieg                                                                                                            (To the sectors)

On the way to the main sectors some really cool boulders are to be found now and then. These are summarized in the sector Hüttenzustieg.

 

 


South Side                                                                                                                  (To the sectors)

Some really excellent boulders can be found in this sector. The rock is a bit different to most other boulders in the area and should be real granite.

 

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Patrick Nussbaum

"Gönnung" (6a)

Samuel Burri

"Boomer" (7a+)

Patrick Nussbaum

"Wallaby" (7b)

 


Unten                                                                                                                           (To the sectors)

Long drawn-out band of boulders at the lower base of the hill with the sector Oben/Wasserfall.

Perfect for a breather and some first moves after the access.

The sector "Unten" is lying at the lower base of the boulder field,

above can be found the reddish-brown boulders of the sectors "Oben/Wasserfall"

 


Oben/Wasserfall                                                                                                       (To the sectors)

Certainly one of the most beautiful boulder fields in the european Alps, situated at an altitude of about 2600 m.

 

 

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Samuel Burri

"Lil Mo" (6a+)

Samuel Burri

"Teamline" (7a)

Samuel Burri

"Warmup Kante" (5b)

Joel Häfliger

"Use your imagination" (6a)

Joel Häfliger

"Spectre" (6b)

Samuel Burri

"Morphin" (7a+)

Joel Häfliger

"Froschkante" (4c)

Joel Häfliger

"Spectre" (6b)

 

Harald Röker

"Zamomin" (8b)

Thomas Banz

"M" (6b+)

Thomas Banz

"Spectre" (6b)

Thomas Banz

"Sundowner" (7b+)

Samuel Burri

"Ceres" (6b+)

Joel Häfliger

"Teamline" (7a)

Joel Häfliger

"Teamline" (7a)

 


Schwemmebene Zustieg                                                                                         (To the sectors)

Small sector directly next to the hiking path leading to the sector Schwemmebene. Perfect for a short stop to make the access to the sector Schwemmebene more interesting.

 


Schwemmebene                                                                                                        (To the sectors)

Usually snow-free a bit earlier in the year than the sector Oben/Wasserfall.

Spread-out sector with some beautiful boulders, partly on flat meadow, partly on blocky hillsides.

 

There are also numerous boulders in very blocky terrain to be found which have not been in the main focus of development yet.

 

 


Universum                                                                                                                  (To the sectors)

Excellent, middle-sized high altitude sector, the approach is a bit longer but the scenery is amazing.

 

 

 


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