Brüggler (1777m), via "s'Zigerträumli", 5c, ~150m

My old university friend from Germany, Volker, was visiting for a few days over an extended weekend. We had a glorious weather forecast, so I tried to give him a rundown of the local mountains. He's an avid gym climber with little outdoor experience. I still had to finish s'Zigerträumli on Brüggler properly. We had climbed the first two pitches of it when we couldn't go on the route we originally wanted to with my brother back in April. That time we had to continue on a different route because we didn't bring any trad gear and s'Zigerträumli is bolted only very sparingly, meant to be climbed as a trad route. Thus it seemed like a good introductory climb for Volker. I'd lead all the pitches, taking care of protecting it, while he could get used to the idea of multi pitch climbing outside.

Volker on the approach.
Sören on the approach.
At the base of the climb.

There's really not much more to report. We hiked in, climbed it, hiked out. I've climbed Brüggler enough times at this point that it almost feels like going to the gym. Great weather, great climb. It was one of these inversion weather days where it's warmer up high than down in the valleys, leading to a sea of cloud below us. Very satisfying to be in the sun while the stay at home crowd has to be content with gray and overcast weather ;-)

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