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Hochschwab Massif
Area/Range

Hochschwab Massif

 
Hochschwab Massif

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Styria, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.61815°N / 15.14333°E

Object Title: Hochschwab Massif

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Ice Climbing, Via Ferrata, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 7470 ft / 2277 m

 

Page By: DoJo

Created/Edited: Jul 26, 2007 / Sep 11, 2012

Object ID: 316500

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Overview

Hochschwab (demotic Schwobn or Schwab) - approx 400 km2 - is a east-west streched massif of the northern limestone alps. The Hochschwab massif is a karst plateau. Important summits are Hochschwab, Ringkamp, Aflenzer Staritzen, Zeller Staritzen and Pfaffenstein

Borders


 
Hochschwab - South Face
Hochschwab + Kl. Schwab South Face
Hochschwab Massif
Overview
Hochschwab Massif (from Veitsch)
Hochschwab Massif (from east - Veitsch summit)

The eastern border of the Hochschwab range is from Gußwerk - Seebergsattel - Thörlbach - Kapfenberg; southern border Mürz and Mur to Leoben, western border from Leoben to Präbichl - Hieflau - Großreifling, northern border from Großreifling following the river Salza to Gußwerk.

Getting There

Depending on the destination - important junctions on the south side of the Hochschwab massif are Bruck an der Mur and Leoben - easily reached by train - Austrian Southern Railway or by car via Semmering Schnellstraße (S 6) or Pyhrn Autobahn (A 9).

There are only small towns on the north side of the Hochschwab massif, like Hieflau and Mariazell.

Red Tape

Some areas (mainly on the north side of the Hochschwab massif) are off limits - water protection area - no littering, no camping etc. (second Vienna water supply)

Strictly No Trespassing at Prescenyklause!! (near Weichselboden)

Important climbing areas in the Hochschwab Massif

Pfaffenstein


near Eisenerz
pfaffenstein eisenerz
Pfaffenstein



near Präbichl


Griesmauer, Hochturm
Oct. 2007: All bolts at Hochturm have been removed.
Fledermausgrat - Griesmauer
Fledermausgrat - Griesmauer
Fledermausgrat - Griesmauer
Fledermausgrat - Griesmauer
griesmauer / hochschwab
Fledermausgrat - Griesmauer
Hochturm - Route Blumenkinder
Hochturm


Sonnschienalm


Schaufelwand
Schaufelwand (Hochschwab Massif)
Schaufelwand


Bodenbauer - Trawiestal


Hundswand, Beilstein, Wetzsteinkogel
Hochschwab Hundswand
Hundswand
hochschwab hundswand
Hundswand
Hochschwab Hundswand
Hundswand
Beilstein East Ridge
Beilstein East Ridge
Beilstein East Ridge
Beilstein East Ridge
wetzsteinkogel
Wetzsteinplatte
wetzsteinkogel
Wetzsteinplatte



Hochschwab, kleiner Schwab


several long climbing routes
The summit of Hochschwab and...
Hochschwab Southface




near Voisthaler Hütte


Edelspitzen, Karlmauer, Höllmauer

Hochschwab - Mittelkuppe
Untere Dullwitz



near Fölzalm


Mitteralmturm, Schartenspitz, Winkelkogel
Mitteralpenturm - West Ridge
Mitteralmturm
Mitteralpenturm - West Ridge
Mitteralmturm



Ice Climbing


two waterfalls around Bodenbauer (Trawisalm, Karlgraben)

Skitouring + Skiing

Skitouring



and several other (e.g. near Präbichl, Gschödererkar)

Ringkamp - north face (from...
Ringkamp
 
Hochschwab from Ringkamp
Hochschwab from Ringkamp
Voisthalergasse between...
Dullwitz
Rauchtal (Hochschwab)
Rauchtal
A good hour still to the...
Hochwart
Zagelkar (Hochwab)
Zagerlkar



Ski resorts



Viae Ferratae, Hiking, Whitewater Kayaking etc.

Viae Ferratae


Eisenerzer Klettersteig - a new via ferrata at Pfaffenstein - reopened (damages are repaired)
and two easy viae ferratae also at Pfaffenstein

a new via ferrata near Leopoldsteiner See

Hiking


A lot of marked trails
Androthalm (Hoschwabmassif)
Androthalm (near Sonnschienalm)
Grüner See (Hochschwabmassif)
Grüner See
Ibex on Hochschwab Plateau
Alpine Ibex
The route on the plateau.The...
Hochschwab Plateau
Hiking Seetal (near Seewiesen)
Seetal
Larix (Lärche) at Aflenzer Staritzen
near Seebergsattel



Whitewater Kayaking


The river Salza is a well known Whitewater Kayaking/Rafting area.

Places to Stay

Several B+Bs and Hotels in small towns

Alpine Huts




Fölzalm - Herzerhütte (Hochschwab)
Fölzalm - Herzerhütte
Fölzalm - Grasserhütte (Hochschwab)
Fölzalm - Grasserhütte
Florlhütte (Hochschwab)
Florlhütte
Voisthaler Hütte (Hochschwab)
Voisthaler Hütte
Schiestlhaus (Hochschwab)
Schiestlhaus
Fleischer Biwak (Hochschwab)
Fleischer Biwak
Häuslalm (Hochschwab)
Häuslalm
Sonnschienalm
Sonnschienhütte
Androthalm (Hoschwabmassif)
Androthalm


Links, Books and Maps, Webcams

Links


www.bergsteigen.at - a lot of climbing, viae ferratae, skitouring information (only in German)

Alpenregion Hochschwab

avalanche bulletins - www.lawine-steiermark.at (in German only)

Books and Maps


GENUSS-KLETTERATLAS Österreich Ost Band 2 STEIERMARK

Hochschwab by Günter + Luise Auferbauer - ISBN 978-3-7633-1261-0 (out of print)

Hochschwab by Rudolf Ä. Lindner ISBN 3-900310-26-2

Austrian Map: ÖK 101 Eisenerz, ÖK 102 Aflenz Kurort

Webcams



Images