Schweiz Plaisir West

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Published Edition Filidor (2012)
ISBN 978-3-906087-39-9

Website www.filidor.ch

Review

An updated version of this guide. It contains a selection of routes in the lower - mid grades in the west "half" of Switzerland and over the boarder into the Haute Savoie of France. The 62 crags essentially run from Annecy through to Grimsel pass, with the majority in the Valais and Bernese Oberland regions. The guide includes numerous new or rebooted crags that weren't covered in the older guide. These have replaced some of the older areas that have fallen out of favour - so the 2004 version is still useful. Routes are mostly sport routes, if trad gear is needed, it is listed in the route info. A useful update for UK climbers is that the guide is now written in German, French and English (the previous guide contained Italian instead). A very useful guidebook for visiting climbers with a good variety and plenty of good routes to choose from.

Other editions of this guidebook
Schweiz Plaisir West Edition Filidor (2004)


Crags covered by this Guide
Aargau crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Orny Hütte - Ecole d'escalade18GraniteS
Bern crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Bächlital59GraniteSE
Bärenwand4GraniteSE
Beretli34LimestoneSW
Birre3LimestoneSE
Bockstor66LimestoneSE
Büffelfels11Sandstone (hard)S
Bugeleisen6GraniteE
Dallenboden40LimestoneS
Eldorado27GraniteS
Engelhorner32Limestoneall
Gelmerfluh13GraniteW
Gelmerhörner22GraniteSE
Gerstenegg40GraniteE
Gletscherschlucht40LimestoneNW
Gross Diamantstock3Graniteall
Handegg14GraniteSW
Hintisberg40LimestoneS
Hohflue11GneissS
Hornfluh40UNKNOWNW
Marée9GraniteSW
Mittagfluh10GneissSE
Neuhaus71Sandstone (hard)SE
Niederhorn - Buufal65LimestoneS
Raterichsbodensee13GraniteE
Rotsteini34LimestoneSE
Sommerloch5GraniteSE
Staldenflue40LimestoneS
Steinbruch Burgfluh45LimestoneS
Stockhorn44LimestoneS
Tschorrenflue2LimestoneS
Ueschenen50LimestoneSE
Wissenfluh70LimestoneSE
Fribourg crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Gastlosen805Limestoneall
Haute-Savoie crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Aiguilles Rouges257GneissS
Col de Colombiere64LimestoneSE
Mont Oreb - Vallorcine6GneissE
Paroi de Gramusset16LimestoneSE
Valais crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Aiguille d'Orny8Graniteall
Aiguille de la Cabane6Graniteall
Bramois134Gneiss?
Brig200Graniteall
Brunegg200Limestoneall
De Moiry4GneissSW
Dorénaz144GneissSW
Dri Horlini36Gneissall
Fieschertal55Graniteall
Jegihorn12Gneissall
Miéville325GraniteSE
Pierre Avoi30LimestoneSW
Sanetsch180LimestoneSE
Wiwannihorn30GneissS
Vaud crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Drapel170LimestoneSW
L'Argentine13Limestoneall
Les Diablerets330Limestoneall
Pierre du Moelle76LimestoneS
Yvorne64LimestoneS