Sulzfluh

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Sulzfluh
Sulzfluh 1.JPG
Sulzfluh, from the northwest.
Highest point
Elevation2,817 m (9,242 ft)
Prominence475 m (1,558 ft) [1]
Isolation2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi)
Parent peakDrusenfluh
ListingAlpine mountains 2500-2999 m
Coordinates47°0′45.4″N 9°50′21.7″E / 47.012611°N 9.839361°E / 47.012611; 9.839361Coordinates: 47°0′45.4″N 9°50′21.7″E / 47.012611°N 9.839361°E / 47.012611; 9.839361
Geography
Sulzfluh is located in Alps
Sulzfluh
Sulzfluh
Location in the Alps
LocationGraubünden, Switzerland
Vorarlberg, Austria
Parent rangeRätikon
Climbing
First ascent1782
Easiest routeMountain path on eastern face

The Sulzfluh is a mountain in the Rätikon range of the Alps, located on the border between Austria and Switzerland. The closest locality is St. Antönien, on the southern side.

It is well known by climbers and has a Via ferrata on the southern, Swiss face, in Graubünden. There are a total of six known caves into the limestone mountain, with lengths between 800 and 3000 or more yards, with all entrances on the Eastern side, in Switzerland.[2]

The eastern side has a mountain path of grade T4,[3] allowing non-climbers to reach the 2817 metre summit. This is part of a multi day walking route along the entire length of the Rätikon chain on the sunnier side, called "Prättigauer Höhenweg".[4]

Sulzfluh on the northern (Austrian) side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Drusator (2,342 m).
  2. ^ Biological report about Cave bear in the caves. (german)
  3. ^ (in English) Hiking in Switzerland, degree of difficulty
  4. ^ (in English) Hiking Switzerland past Sulzfluh, Graubünden Archived 2014-08-18 at the Wayback Machine

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