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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!

Rock Climbing in Switzerland

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Switzerland

What should I know about Rock Climbing 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.

Why should I choose Switzerland for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

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.

Enjoy the Swiss hospitality

The old joke goes that in heaven all hotels are run by the Swiss. When you’re not out on the rocks, see why that is truly the case. Whether it is a classic Chalet, new-age Airbnb or good, old-fashioned hostel, enjoy the same level of quality, care and attention to detail that is put into all of Switzerland’s luxury goods.

Challenge yourself

Whether you are trying out rock climbing for the first time or the thousandth time, Switzerland is a great place for a challenge. Whether you are learning outside of Geneva and want to push yourself on to that next slightly tougher pitch or heading out on a 6-day alpine expedition around Zurich, there’re plenty of opportunities for you to take your skills and climbing to the next level.

What can I expect from the weather in Switzerland?

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.

How many days should I allocate for my Switzerland Rock Climbing experience?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Switzerland?

German, French, Italian, English

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What currency is accepted in Switzerland?

Swiss franc (CHF)

What’s the high season for Rock Climbing in Switzerland?

May to October

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Switzerland



The guide was very knowledgeable.



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.



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