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Grosses Wiesbachhorn (3.564 m)

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Grosses Wiesbachhorn (3.564 m)
Looking up the famous Kaindl ridge and the NW-face of Grosses Wiesbachhorn (3.564 m). The photo was taken in the upper part of the pure snow ridge, called "Kaindlgrat" (later in the season you will discover rocky parts, too). The rest of the route up to the summit in the left upper corner is mixed (rock & snow/ice, max. 35°).
If you enlarge the picture, then you can even see the summit cross.
8th of July 2007 by Herbert


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Sebastian HammNice shot!

Sebastian Hamm

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Hi Herb, is it possible to do it without a rope solo?
Posted Jul 11, 2007 4:26 am

HerbRe: Nice shot!


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Yes, it is. We didn't use a rope last weekend, too. Some other parties did, some not.
There is no glacier crossing - so you won't find crevasses on this route from the hut "Heinrich Schwaiger Haus" via Kandlgrat to the summit. And on the ridge itself, a rope doesn't help much, because there is no real possibility to belay.
So, if you feel comfortable to go 30° to 35° slopes and ridges with crampons and ice-axe (or poles) without rope, you shouldn't discover any problem and enjoy a beautiful, not very difficult and classical route in the austrian alps. :o)
Additional hint: If you plan to continue after Wiesbachhorn to Hinterer Bratschenkopf and / or Klockerin from the notch "Wielingerscharte", you should rope up, because there are crevasses. I wouldn't recommend to do this extended route solo.

Posted Jul 11, 2007 4:36 am

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HerbSubmitted by Herb
on Jul 11, 2007 4:16 am

Image ID: 310492
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Lat/Lon: 47.15710°N / 12.75510°E
Object Title: Grosses Wiesbachhorn (3.564 m)

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Scenery