If you think you can only do Deep Water Soloing on Mallorca, that's wrong. Also Sundlauenen on Lake Thun invites you to climb without rope. We introduce you to the spot and provide a packing list and valuable tips along the way.
A post by Remo Schläpfer for Transa Travel & Outdoor
Interlaken calls itself a Mecca of adrenaline. The village between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the Bernese Oberland makes the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts beat faster with its wide range of leisure activities. But not only classic sports such as climbing, paragliding, canyoning and mountaineering can be found around Interlaken. Anyone who would like to move on the rock without a belt and safety hooks will find a wonderful spot for deep water soloing at Sundlauenen.
Climbing without rope and safety points: Deep Water Soloing
The Deep Water Soloing, DWS for short, is climbed on a wall on the bank of a body of water without a fuse. Who climbs the route or finished with his strength, who jumps into the cool water. The most well-known destination for this climbing discipline is the Spanish island Majorca in the Mediterranean Sea. But even in Switzerland, purists can indulge in climbing over the water. At Sundlauenen, near the Beatus Caves tourist attraction, there is a rock bar offering exciting DWS trails. Everyone can find their project from 5c to 7c. Highly recommended is the route Laktator (7a). Details and topographic information are listed below.
That's what you need for a day deep water soloing action at Sundlauenen
For deep water soloing you need relatively little material. We recommend two pairs climbing Shoes take with you to let them alternately dry in the sun. Ideally, they are pure leather shoes. Of course, the magnesium must not be missing. We recommend a combination of liquid magnesium and normal Magnesium in powder form, To stow all the material it takes one waterproof bag, This serves, properly rolled up, at the same time as a rescue buoy for emergencies. To get more or less pleasant - dry - to get to the rock, a rubber or paddle boat is recommended.
Pro-Tip: From old Ikea bags you can sew magnesium bags that dry quickly. Alternatively, a thick layer liquid magnesium be painted on the arms, which then serves as a "magnesium reserve" during climbing.
Access, Topo and other useful information
Access: From the bus stop Pilgerweg follow the paved hiking trail to the Schiffländte am See (5 minutes). From there you paddle around 200 meters towards Thun along the rock face. From there it is best to paddle by rubber boat about 200m direction Thun to the rocks
Climbing Difficulty Ridge (French scale): 5c to 7c
Route length: 2 meter (cross gear) to 12 meter
Best season: midsummer
Starting point: Bus stop Pilgerweg
Top: A topo to the deep water soloing area Sundlauenen can be found on the Website slack-line.ch as well as in the Climbing guide Interlaken vertical of the publishing house Filidor
Coordinates of the rock bolt
Insider tip: climbing on Menorca
Menorca is virtually the little sister of Mallorca. While Mallorca is known to many as a sport climbing and DWS destination, hardly anyone knows the advantages of the neighboring island of Menorca. In the following article we introduce you to the Mediterranean island.
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