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The Hohlaubgrat (East Ridge) of the Allalin is tranquil and scenically grand. It is a very popular climb that is not too demanding.
The point of departure is the Hohlaub/Metro-Window at 3200m. Once exiting the tunnel you step into a different world free from skiers and tourists. The trail leads you along an impressive snow ridge that provides excellent views and assumes the full character of an alpine ascent. Before reaching the summit you will conquer a short, but exhilarating rock step that will require easy scrambling. The descent is via the normal route.
++ Tour in easy rock/ snow or snow tour of medium difficulty
++ Good average athletic fitness
|Ascent||800m in 3.5hrs|
|Descent||500m in 1.5 hrs|
|Private tour||from CHF 700|
crampons with antibott
windproof and warm clothing
beanie or hat
sunglasses and sun protection
CHF 25 for climbing harness, crampons, ice axe & hiking pole