First - Klettersteig Schwarzhorn - First



8.28 km long
Via Ferrata


For experienced mountain walkers, the south-west ridge, visible from afar, is the optimal ascent to the highest peak in the foothills of the Alps; less experienced walkers can book this tour with a mountain guide in Grindelwald. Up to the steep ascent at Chrinneboden towards “Grossi Chrinne”, the approach follows regular trails. From the ridge, you can often see the ladders shining in the sun. The first securing elements are already available on the ascent to Grossi Chrinne. After arriving on the ridge, you climb some ladders to a less steep part of the ridge, and along this to the summit.




First - Klettersteig Schwarzhorn - First

Safety guidelines

Very steep climb to the ladders, long, vertical ladders, exposed.


Sturdy hiking boots, plenty of water, sports drinks, snacks, sunscreen, cold-weather protective clothing, pocket medicine case, 1:25000 hiking map; if possible, orientation guides (GPS receiver, navigation system, altimeter), via ferrata set including helmet.


Via Bern oder Luzern nach Interlaken. Oder von Süden via Grimselpass (nur im Sommer) oder via Simplonpass und Lötschberg-Autoverlad nach Interlaken. Dann den Schildern nach Grindelwald folgen.

In Grindelwald stehen zwei öffentliche Parkhäuser mit gedeckten Plätzen zur Auswahl: Parkhaus Eiger+ (252 Parkplätze) und Parkhaus Sportzentrum (160 Parkplätze). Ungedeckte Parkplätze sind im gesamten Dorf vorhanden.

Public transit

Via Bern oder Luzern nach Interlaken Ost. Umsteigen auf die Berner Oberland-Bahn nach Grindelwald. Mit der Firstbahn ab Talstation im oberen Dorfzentrum in drei Abschnitten nach Grindelwald-First. Fahrdauer ab Grindelwald: rund 25 Minuten.

tour facts
start: Grindelwald, First
destination: First, Bergstation Gondelbahn Grindelwald-First

06:00:00 h

8.28 km

937 m

937 m

2,079 m

2,929 m

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