Cragging at Sunneplättli

"The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well not entirely! One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. ..."

"The year is 2024 A.D. Switzerland is entirely engulfed in rain clouds. Well not entirely! One small crag at the shores of Lake Lucerne still holds out against the bad weather. ..."

We went to the area around Brunnen...

Björn and I were willing and ready to go climbing outside, but the weather was almost uniformly bad across the country. It required some squinting and a lot of positive thoughts to find an island in all the rain. But such an island we did find! The crag is called "Sunneplättli" (sun slab) for a reason. We drove through the rain to arrive at a mostly dry crag where we spent 5 hours climbing nearly a dozen routes. Success!

The most memorable climb of the day: the "Polterquergang". A traverse at the very top of the crag, connecting the anchors of all the other routes. It's graded at 'just' 6a, but we climbed it top to bottom because we just happened to be at the top anchor after climbing another route. This made it quite challenging indeed! Downclimbing is hard.

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