We had planned to go for 2 days to the Albert-Heim Huette to go
rock-climbing on the 'Graue Wand'
When we came through Goeschenen, we saw a nice 200m frozen waterfall to
the left, which
immediately drew our attention. The ice was not ideal for protection any more
because it had
been warm for a while, but it was great for easy climbing. The right route
looked marginal and
had collapsed by sunday evening, when we returned. The descent can be done via
trees where you can tie some cord loops.
The Hut was filled with 40 (max.65) people, so you should reserve on nice
The approach from Realp is ~3+ hours, from Tiefenbach (if the road is open)
There are many tracks, so it's impossible to miss.
The Graue Wand is ~ 45minutes from the hut via ski to the base of the
It has a great number of routes in fine granite. (See pictures for more Text
Unfortunately my morale was really bad after a winter in the climbing gym,
plastic holds. We gave up after some attempts on 2 routes, facing runouts of
without a chance to put in a piece of pro anywhere.
Too sad, but we'll be back !