Getting ThereFor this approach you have to follow the road until Matrei, then the Virgental to the end of the valley to the village Streden, 1403m where there is a parking place. You have to pay 3 euros for one day or 9 euros for one week.
From the parking place you must reach the hut Essener-Rostocker, 2208m over the long valley Maurer Tal. The route is well marked. You will need from 2-3 hours to the hut.
From the hut you follow the marked route number 919 in the south direction. First you walk almost on the same altitude when you do the crossing over the east slopes of Rostocker Egge. The route is nice marked and goes over the nice grassy slopes. When you come to the end of the crossing you turn to the north direction and you ascend in many switchbacks over the slopes called Maurer Alm. After this you come to the upper rocky part where you soon reach the main ridge and summit.
You can descend by the same route or by the north approach.