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Rock Climbing in Switzerland

Enjoy fresh air and breathtaking views as you take advantage of some of the best climbing available in Europe!

Boasting three major rock climbing regions, each of which is defined by a different type of geology, Switzerland is not only renowned for its skiing and mountaineering, but for its excellent rock climbing terrains as well. From the Jura Mountains to both the eastern and western region of the Alps, rock climbers of every skill level are sure to enjoy incredible single and multi-pitch trad and sport routes. There’s also an abundance of bouldering and alpine climbing to be done in this mountainous paradise. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Rock Climbing trips in Switzerland. The mountains are calling!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Anneleen Vervloesem

5.00

September, 2022

Fundamentals of rock climbing in the Chamonix Valley, 1+ day course

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Roland Brennan

5.00

July, 2022

1+ day rock climbing in Zermatt with a guide

Great trip. Herby i very very detailed and showed me a lot on my first outdoor climbing adventure

Yana

5.00

September, 2020

Guided climbing tours in the Alps

I went on a three day multi pitch climbing tour with Pere and asked him to teach me the relevant rope and safety skills. It was fantastic! Pere was very knowledgeable, professional and personable. He immediately zeroed in on my skill level and was encouraging throughout the whole experience. I had a wonderful time and felt like my climbing really progressed under his guidance. Highly recommend.

Harry Smith

5.00

August, 2020

1+ day rock climbing in Zermatt with a guide

The guide was very knowledgeable.

Bart van Bemmel

5.00

June, 2018

Guided climbing tours in the Alps

The traveller did not leave a comment.

James Warton

5.00

October, 2017

Oberland 3-Day Guided Rock Climbing

Tim was a great guide.  I had an amazing time and experienced some great routes.  We packed in a lot of different styles of climbing for a single day trip, and Tim did a wonderful job of selecting routes that would challenge me while keeping them obtainable and exciting.  He also took time to provide training in areas I have been working on.  He covered lead climbing techniques as well as proper safety measures.  I highly recommend Tim as a guide, and hope there’s a chance to climb with him in the future.  I expect I’ll be returning to Interlaken and will plan for more days of climbing when I do.

Siavosh Benabbas

5.00

July, 2017

Oberland 3-Day Guided Rock Climbing

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Paul Erik

5.00

June, 2015

Guided climbing tours in the Alps

A great day traversing the Drus from the Charpoua hut. No one on the route that day except us. The weather proved excellent. Perfect guiding and very secure climbing with Pere !

Maxime

4.00

June, 2015

Guided climbing tours in the Alps

Pere was just a fabulous guide. Technically, a very seasoned climber with wealth of knowledge and experience. His style is super friendly and soft, which makes the day absolutely enjoyable. He is super encouraging yet looks at you every second to make sure you're safe and to give you tips here and there. I'll certainly go for another outdoor activity with him again and I can only highly recommend him!


 

There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Switzerland

From views over alpine forests, lakes and greenish-brown mountains to iconic vistas of the Switzerland’s most classic peaks, rock climbing is one of the best ways to see Switzerland. Ascending rock faces at altitude may be a challenge, but the rewards are well worth it.

 

Good to know:

Country Code:

+41

Best time to visit:

May to October

Currency:

Swiss franc (CHF)

Language:

German, French, Italian, English

How long should I stay?

This depends on how much time you have. Most rock climbing expeditions only take one or two days. Many guides offer longer options as well. Overall, a week or two in Switzerland would be adequate to sample some of the many rock climbing spots

What’s the weather like?

During the spring, summer and autumn the weather is fairly mild in Switzerland. In the summer, temperatures are around 20ºC to 25ºC. They tend to be cooler in the spring and autumn, getting down to about 10ºC. Throughout the year there is a fair amount of rain, but also plenty of sunny and clear days to enjoy

More info about Rock Climbing in Switzerland:

Flying into Switzerland, the rocky and mountainous terrain will be the first thing that catches your eye from the airplane. Whether you are arriving in Zermatt, Bern or Geneva, there are plenty of opportunities to get out of the cities and on to the rocks. North of Bern, along the border with France and Germany are the Jura Mountains. Here there is also excellent climbing on some fantastic limestone towers, such as the Falkenstein. Farther south, what feels like a world away from Bern, are the much less traveled, but no less brilliant southern Swiss Alps. Here you’ll find Ticino, which offers some excellent advanced multi-pitch climbs as well as plenty of opportunities to cross over into Italy. However, the western Swiss Alps, around Zurich and Geneva, as well as the eastern Swiss Alps, farther into the center of the country, is where much of the most famous rock climbing abounds. Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch, all of which are near Interlocken, offer many great climbing opportunities in the former. Meanwhile, in the latter, Andermatt, Grimsel, Susten and Nufenen, are often considered the heart of the Alps and have the single and multi-pitch sport and trad routes to keep up with that reputation

 

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