Climbing Tour Klein and Gross Simelistock

This wonderful traverse of the two Simelistöcke is probably the ultimate classic of the Engelhörner.

Quick Facts

 Alpine Climbing Tour in the Engelhörner
 1 Day
 Experience Level: Competent
 Fitness Level: Sporty
 Technique: 4b

From CHF 395

From CHF 395

Tour Details

  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Experience Level: Competent
  • Technique: 4b

Private Tour

1 person CHF 790
2 people CHF 395 per person

Day 1: Climbing Tour Klein and Gross Simelistock

From the car park at Rychenbachalp (permit required) we walk in about 1 hour to the start of the climb. Some immaculate limestone climbing leads us first to the Klein Semelistock. A short descent, followed by some fantastic, exposed climbing leads us along the connecting ridge to the Gross Simelistock. The view of the wild Ochsental is wonderful. The descent follows a number of abseils back down to terra firms, then a nice track leads down into Ochsental, with the mighty Kingspitze northeast face standing opposite. In the comfort of Engelhornhütte we can revitalise ourselves before hiking back to the parking lot.

  • Approach: 1.5-2 hours
  • Climbing time: 4-5 hours
  • Descent: 2-3 hours
  • Pitches: 10

Season July - September
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point Upon agreement. We'll drive together to the Rychenbachalp.


  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)


  • 20-25l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband


  • Crampon proof mountaineering boots

The basics

  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
  • Thermos flask, drink bottle
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • 120cm sling
  • Locking carabiner

General Information for Mountaineering School

Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!

OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald

Dorfstrasse 103
3818 Grindelwald

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Trip status for group courses

1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.

Minimum of participants (group tours)

As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.


If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.


Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.


Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.


Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.


A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.


Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.

General terms of contract

Our General Terms and Conditions apply. 

General Terms and Conditions

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

Winter rentals

Summer rentals

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