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Climbing | Gross Furkahorn | South-East Ridge ****
17 SL | 370m | 4c (4c obl)
Hitz, Montigel 1908, refurbished Stadler 94
The south-east ridge of the Gross Furkahorn is another pearl in the almost inexhaustible rock mecca around the Sidelen hut. It offers classic climbing along a great ridge and fantastic rock in the typically rough, coarse-grained furka granite. The climbing mainly takes place on generous structures like ridge spikes, cracks and flakes. The Gross Furkahorn is nestled in a breathtakingly beautiful, high alpine landscape, surrounded by the Gross Bielenhorn, Galenstock and Sidelen Glacier on one side and the Rhone Glacier with a view of the Bernese and Valais Alps on the other side - a truly grandiose setting.
Not surprisingly, there are often several rope teams on the way. It pays to be early, for example by spending the night at the Sidelen hut, although the tour can also be undertaken as a day tour from the Furka Pass. The approach from the pass takes about 1.5 hours.
Those who want to improve their climbing skills with heavy shoes will find a suitable tour with the Gross Furkahorn SE ridge. Climbing is mostly easy, but nevertheless you have to place your feet carefully in some places. The majority will probably be able to enjoy the tour more within climbing shoes.
In short: an easily accessible, moderately difficult but great mountain tour in a beautiful, alpine setting.
Comparable tours: Gletschhorn Südgrat , Bergseeschijen Südgrat