Exposition of the walls and weather
Most of the Rätikon walls are south faces. The exception is Schijenfluh, where the sun shines only in late afternoon and Schweizereck, which is in the shade from 3p.m.. In spite of the altitude of 2000m, it is possible to climb from spring to late autumn in Ratikon. Of course only if the weather is stable, which is not a rule (there is high amount of rain and snow in the region).
How to get there?
Leaving the Landquart highway you take the road to Davos and continue till Schiers, where you should turn towards Schluders (if you go to the western part). If you are heading to eastern part you have to go to Küblis and from there to St. Antönien
Once in Küblis you can get some information about weather and routes in a sport shop Caprez, at the main street. You can also get some information on their home page www.caprez-sport.ch. Also in Küblis and Schiers you will find supermarkets and groceries.
The literature about the region:
1). M. Luginbül, A. Pasold, Kletterführer Rätikon Süd, Panico Alpinverlag 2002
2). A. Pasold, Rätikon, Panico Alpinverlag 1995
3). V. Eggenberger, Kletterführer Rätikon, Schweizer Alpen Club 1988
Guides with chapters about Rätikon :
4). F. Mangili, A. Quaglia, Arrampicare in Svizzera, Edizioni Versente Sud 2004 (an Italia guide of the rock regions of Switzerland, with a charter about Rätikon . Also available a version with some information translated into German)
5). J. Novák: Severni Vápencové Alpy 2, Montana 2002 (includes Rätikon, Wilder Kaiser, Berchtesgadener Alps and Tennengebirge)
6). N. Luzar, V. Roth: Kletterführer Alpen V bis VIII, topoguide.de 2005 (you will find here exact and well described schemas of 8 classics of the region)
7). Landeskarte der Schweiz, Blatt 238, Montafon, 1: 50 000
8). WK 371, Bludenz, Klostertal – Brandnertal, Montafon, freytag&berndt, 1: 50 000