Gross Furkahorn

The Gross Furkahorn is located about 2 Km north of Furkapass. It is a granite peak with three main ridges and a summit of three spectacular towers, the most easterly of which is the highest. The ESE Ridge (IV+) is the most popular summit route.

The Wandfussplatten (plates at the wall foot) on the south side of the peak have over 40 sport climbing routes ranging in difficulty from 4+ to 7+.

Elevation (feet): 10,397
Elevation (meters): 3,169
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Urner Alps
Latitude: 46.596583
Longitude: 8.41025
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1896
First successful climber(s): P. Almer and J.A. Luttman-Johnson
Nearest major airport: Zurich or Geneva
Convenient Center: Andermatt

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 is one trip report for Gross Furkahorn.

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  • Log #12556 - by Fred Spicker on Nov 26, 1999
    Ascent via the ESE Ridge with Swiss friend Dres Shild. Warm granite in the sun.