The Tiefenstock remains somewhat overshadowed by the fame of its older brother Galenstock. However, it does offer an interesting and varied climb that offers magnificent views of the Damma basin and the Göschenen valley (Göscheneralp). The ascent from the Tiefengletscher to the northern mouth of the Tiefensattel has become increasingly challenging, if not nearly impossible, due to the retreat of the glacier. Since 2014 fixed ropes and iron handles have facilitated the ascent of this vertical wall
At the end of the equipped section it is necessary to climb again briefly before finally reaching the narrow northern mouth of the Tiefensattel. The upper part up to the summit is easily overcome by walking.
DIFFICULTY: PD, 2 CLIMB 4: 30–5 h, 1430 m DOWNHILL 3: 30–4 h, 1430 m
Required skills: basic knowledge of safety maneuvers and abseiling, use of crampons
Equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, ice ax, safety set and abseiling (rental possible)