Stoffel Eastwall - Following Delta's and Sputnik's footsteps

Published by 360 Pro , 22 January 2008, 15h15.

Region: World » Switzerland » Zürich
Date of the hike:19 January 2008
Hiking grading: T4 - High-level Alpine hike
Geo-Tags: Zürcher Oberland   CH-ZH 
Access to start point:cff logo Wetzikon
Access to end point:cff logo Hittnau

Some friends recently moved to Hittnau and I was invited to their new home last Saturday. I had no idea where the heck Hittnau was, but have been told it's in the Zürioberland. Since I'm not familiar with this part of Switzerland, but knew there is a "Zürioberland Alpin" community on this site, I looked for some adventurous approches for Hittnau and found what I was looking for: The "Stoffel Eastwall", which Delta (1) and Sputnik (2) describe as well.

I started my hike at the train station cff logo Wetzikon and walked towards Kempten and at Müli up to Burgweid and via Rosinli to Ebnerberg. From there I followed the marked hiking path towards Stoffel. At Känzeli I then didn’t walk up to Stoffel on the normal route but took the path down towards Neuthal in order to enter the “east wall” of Stoffel. It’s a short and pretty wild adventure, but I wouldn’t rate it higher than a T4, even though it was quite slippery. As mentioned in the other hikr reports the steepest part is about 60° and the enjoyment is arguable. However, for me this approach to Hittnau was a pleasure anyway.

From Stoffel I then went down to the Golfhaus and continued to the Luppmen pond and over to the Zimberg which offers quite a good view.

Wetzikon – Kempten – Burgweid - Rosinli – Ebnerberg – Pulten – Zisetriet – Känzeli – Stoffel “East Wall” – Stoffel – Golfhaus – Luppmen – Hittnau

Hike partners: 360


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10 Dec 06
Stoffel 928,0m · Sputnik
19 Mar 06
Stoffel im Winter · Delta
17 Feb 13
Stoffel 928m · munrobagga

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Delta Pro says: To Delta's hometown...
Sent 23 January 2008, 07h33
Amazed to see that my hometown is liked by the hikr-community ;-)
Congratulations for climbing the famous Stoffel eastwall! As I can judge from your pics you probably missed the steepest (and most funny?) parts of the wall. I guess you climbed up where you would go when skiing the wall. A bit more to the left there are some almost vertical steps.

360 Pro says: RE:To Delta's hometown...
Sent 24 January 2008, 07h08
The local is right, I was on the right side in the wall... looks like I have to go back to your hometown/mountain in order to get the "real fun"!

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