Swiss Rock Guides

Mönch 4’099 m.

Photo by Freddy. The summit ridge.

The Mönch stands between the Jungfrau and Eiger.

The one-day Mönch climb is a great way to adjust to the altitude and apply your mountaineering skills to this particular type of terrain.

The climb is rated PD mixed with a section of 45 degrees or ZS.

From the Jungfraujoch train station at 3,573 meters, it is a short hike to the start of the South East Ridge. We rope up and start the climb over rock slabs to the snowy ridge. From there we climb on mixed terrain to the false summit. The traverse to the main summit can be quite exposed, but it has a nice trail cut into the ice by the local guides.

Although this is a relatively short climb, due to this exposure, the Southeast Ridge ought to be taken seriously. A lot of people underestimate the ridge because of its accessibility.

It takes about 2-3 hrs. up and 2 hrs. down.

This is a one-day climb. We meet in Grindelwald or at the Jungfraujoch for the climb.

We also offer a 2-day climb to give you the opportunity to improve your climbing and crampons skills on the Steingletscher, where you will be approved for the Monch by the guide.

June- July- August - September

Cost: 1 day climb CHF 750.00 (1 person) CHF 440.00 (per person with 2 person)

includes guide fee only

with previous mountaineering experiences only

Cost: 2 day climb CHF 1,399.00 (1 person) CHF 790.00 (per person with 2 person)

2 day climb one day preparation on the glacier

includes guide fee only

Photo Gallery

Photo by Freddy. The summit ridge

Photo by Freddy. The north face exit of the Mönch

Photo by Freddy. The summit with the Finsteraarhorn in the background

Photo by Freddy. On the lower part of the climb

Photo by Thomas Ulrich. The West ridge

Click below for information on equipment and training plan for climbing in the Alps.

Alps Equipment List