The Gspaltenhorn is located at the head of the Kiental and the Sefinental, and is southwest of Muerren.

It is a complex limestone peak with many deep couloirs and numerous towers on its ridges. The North-East (Kilchbalm) Face is one of the highest and most continuously steep faces in the alps (about 1700 m).

Elevation (feet): 11,273
Elevation (meters): 3,436
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Berner Oberland
Latitude: 46.511389
Longitude: 7.827778
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1869
Nearest major airport: Zurich or Geneva

Thanks to Fred Spicker and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 5 trip reports for Gspaltenhorn.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #20956 - by Tom Sweeney on Aug 16, 2007
    North West Ridge. AD-. Nice climb. Fixed ropes make it quite straight forward!
  • Log #20913 - by Christine Theodorovics on July 31, 2007
    Nice climb, great weather.
  • Log #12415 - by Christine Theodorovics on Aug 02, 2004
    excellent weather, great climb, breathtaking view on eiger, mönch, jungfrau!!!!
  • Log #12416 - by Luc Fontyn on Jan 28, 2004
    enough fresh snow to make the NW-ridge ascent to a heavenly inspired, dark-brown voicing route! seems easier as it is and looks friendlier but it"'s tricky, some pieces are very slippery and...
  • Log #12417 - by Fred Spicker on Oct 30, 1999
    Ascent via the NW Ridge.