Climbing the Grosser Diamantstock (3,162m) via the East Ridge from the Grimsel Pass in Switzerland

Join an IFMGA-certified guide from the Dream Alpin team and reach the summit of the Grosser Diamantstock via the East Ridge, from the Grimsel Pass.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Go climbing on a great ridge and excellent granite in the Bernese Alps

  • Enjoy a fantastic mountaineering experience and a high-mountain feeling

  • Discover breathtaking views and stunning alpine scenery

 

Join me on this 2-day trip and climb Grosser Diamantstock (3162m) via the East Ridge. Located a short distance north from Grimsel Pass in Switzerland, this summit in the Bernese Alps is the culmination of three ridges between the glacier valleys of Bächlital, Grübental and Hühnertal.

The East ridge of the mountain in the Bächlital is the most popular route to the summit. It offers first-class ridge climbing on excellent granite. In addition, we can enjoy a beautiful view of the Gauligebiet. This ascent combines beautiful ridge climbing with a bit of a high-mountain feeling.

The route involves 400 meters vertical of climbing. From the Bächlital Hut, where we will spend the night, we start the ascent from the Unteren Bächlilücke. The direct start is graded UIAA V, ~5.8, although it can be avoided. After that, we follow the ridge, staying on the ridge crest as desired. Only in a few places we have to leave the ridge crest.

There are some pins and bolts permanently placed along the ascent route. It takes 2 to 3 hours from the lower gap. The hike from the Räterichsbodensee lake below the Grimselpass through the beautiful Bächlital offers stunning views.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this great 2-day mountaineering experience and reach the Grosser Diamantstock summit!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1380 CHF

Group of 2
780 CHF

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 For non SAC members there is an additional charge of 13.- CHF / nigh at the hut. The price includes guiding fee, accommodation, half-board meals. The price does not include costs for arrival, return journey, any railways and transports, and rental material. These costs are to be settled by each participant in local cash. / The cost of mountain guide's expenses will be divided among participants (transportation costs, accommodation and half-board meals).
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Räterichsbodensee-Grimsel Pass-Bächlital Hut

    Arrival to Räterichsbodensee lake, at the Grimsel Pass.
    Passing Räterichsbodensee, we ascend towards the Bächlisboden Plateau of the Bächlital valley. Approximately 400hm, 1h. We hike over the Bächlisboden and enjoy the view of the east ridge of the Gross Diamantstock. We can gently reach the Bächlitalhütte in an hour.
    Surrounded by rock walls, you can enjoy the tranquility and beauty of this wonderful place. Dinner and overnight at the Bächlitalhütte.

     

  • Day 2Bachlitul Hut- Grosser Diamantsock summit

    Breakfast at the Bächlital Hut. The route takes us gradually into more alpine terrain. Shortly after departure, we reach the relatively flat Bächligletscher in the lower part. Wecan reach the Undri Bächli-Licke over this high and over rubble area. It is an ascent of approximately 400 hm, 1 ½-2 h.

    From the Licke, we go up over simple terrain to the first upswing of the East Ridge. Now it is a great climb to the upper 4th degree, climbing meter by meter towards the summit. (Approximately 400m, 3-4h). From the summit, we over the SSW ridge in an easy descenet to Obri Bächlilicke. (Approximat. 1-1 ½ h). From this point you can descend over the Bächligletscher in about 1 hour back to the Bächli Hut, where we can still enjoy a snack.

    From the hut, we take over the ascent path back to Räterichsbodensee lake and Grimsel Pass.(Approximately 1 ½ h). We leave Räterichsbodensee at about 16.00 o’clock.

     

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

We will meet at 2.15 pm at the Guttannen- Räterichsboden Postbus stop.

Accommodation

We will stay at the Bächlitalhütte (2328m)

More info

Night and morning meal at the hut are included. You need to bring food for the day and drinks. It is possible to buy small things like sandwiches and chocolate bars at the hut.

EQUIPMENT: backpack of 25-35 liters, hiking boots, trekking poles, harness, 1 carabiner, helmet, crampons, gloves, cap, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, lip balm, weatherproof pants and jacket, sleeping bag, headlamp.

Warm underwear, weatherproof pants and jacket, Primaloft jacket if available, snacks, drinks for 1st day,

sleeping bag made of silk or cotton, small pharmacy kit.

 

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