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About Salbit:

This fantastic granite area around the Salbitschijen (2980m) offers routes with a total of more than 200 pitches. From the Salbithütte (Salbit hut) at 2105m altitude, you can reach the lower walls with routes between 1 and 4 pitches in 20min, or you may go for one of the routes leading to the top with approach times of 1h and more.

Salbit offers the following sections:
The main peak Salbitschijen with the west, south and east arete (~20 pitches), which include the towers I - V, the tooth, the twin tower and the famous needle on the top. 1000m of climbing. 25+ routes, mostly 6x, easiest route to the summit is 5a. (West-, Süd-, Ostgrat, Türme I - V, Zahn, Zwillingsturm).
Multipitch routes in the sections:
- Gemsplanggenstock: 3 routes, 4, 4 and 14 pitches
- Gemsplanggen: 9 routes, 6 to 8 pitches
- Wildlauenhörnli: 1 route, 8 pitches
- Meiggelengrat: 4 rotues, 5 to pitches
- Meiggelenplatte: 1 route, 5 pitches
- Meiggelenstock: 1 route, 3 pitches So called climbing gardens ('Klettergarten') (well bolted, short routes)
- Klettergarten Salbit: 10 routes, mostly 2 pitches, 5c to 6b, 20min from the hut
- Klettergarten Seeplanggen: 5 routes, single pitch, 4a to 4c, 40min from the hut
- Klettergarten Meiggelen: 6 routes, 2 pitches each, from 5a to 6a+, 20min from the hut
- Klettergarten Rorplatten: 5 routes, 1 to 6 pitches, from 3c to 4c, 1:30h from the hut

For more info, visit or buy the guide "Salbit erleben!", ISBN-10: 3906087212, ISBN-13: 978-3906087214. It's written in german, but pictures and topos don't need much explanations. The custodian of the hut, 'veteran' mountaineer Hans Berger, knows the mountain like the back of his hand and can answer all your questions. phone hut: +41 41 885 14 31

(the number of routes listed here does not reflect the actual awesomeness of this area)
Nearest town or city: Ulmi
Directions: Access by train or car to Goeschenen, then by postal bus or car to Ulmi. About 2 hours hike up to the Salbit hut ( Topo map at -> 685200 / 170000
Latitude, Longitude: 46.68060, 8.53040
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Average Rating = 0.00/5 Salbit Südgrat (1) 5.7 0
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Takala 5.8 0

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