The ridges at the end of the Sihl valley
Since I liked the “Hintere Gräte im Sihltal” so much the last time, I decided to explore some more of these peaks and ridges. And I have to say it is a very nice area and definitely worthwhile visiting more than just once.
I started my hike in Richisau and walked up to the Saaspass (T3). From there I followed the ridges all the way to Chläbdächer. There are only a few passages where you leave the ridge in order to bypass difficult sections.
Lauiberg is T4 at most, “Mannli”, the little peak after Lauiberg is quite exposed but technically not too difficult. The main peak before Lauiberg is a very steep grass slope (T5). From there you get to the summit cross of Mieserenstock without problems. After the lowest point between Mieserenstock and Höch Hund you bypass the drop on the south side and then without problems to Höch - and down to Teuf Hund. If you climb Teuf Hund from west it is only a II, but harder from east. The way up to Chläbdächer and the very exposed ridge following are the most difficult parts of this tour (II, T5+).
Afterwards I also added Twäriberg, Rütistein, Pfannenstöckli, Schülberg and Biet to the list of peaks visited - they all kind of are on the way down to Unteriberg. From Twäriberg I took the direct path on the steep east side down to Rütistein (T4), then continuing along the ridge over the hill called Pfannenstöckli to the east side of Schülberg, from where a path leads up to the summit (T4). For the way down from Schülberg to the alp of Hinterofen I chose the NE ridge which is kind of exposed and very steep (T5) then without problems over to Biet and down to Sunnenberg.
Richisau – Untersaas – Obersaas – Saaspass – Lauiberg – Mieserenstock – Höch Hund – Teuf Hund - Chläbdächer – Twäriberg – Rütistein – Pfannenstöckli – Schülberg – Biet – Sunnenberg