Schreckhorn, new rock climb in Switzerland by Thomas Senf and Martin Reber
In July the Swiss alpinists Thomas Senf and Martin Reber made the first ascent of Freudenschreck (6a+, 485 m), a new rock climbing up the SW ridge of Schreckhorn (4078 m), Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.
"The climb isn’t particularly difficult, but it’s extremely beautiful and beyond Chamonix there aren’t many other similar routes at this altitude." This is how Swiss alpinist and photographer Thomas Senf described Freudenschreck, the new multi-pitch rock climb he established last July together with Martin Reber up Schreckhorn, the 4078 meter peak in the Bernese Oberland.
Freudenschreck starts at 3400 meters and climbs to the shoulder on the SW Ridge, from where it’s possibile to continue up the normal route to the summit. All belays are bolted but skill is required to place the trad gear along the pitches. Descent is possible by abseiling down the route.
TOPO: Freudenschreck, Schreckhorn