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Hochtor normal route

Page Type: Route

Location: Ennstal Alps - Gesaeuse, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.56220°N / 14.63270°E

Object Title: Hochtor normal route

Route Type: Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Summer, Fall

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Secured, walk-up

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Page By: Vid Pogachnik

Created/Edited: Aug 30, 2003 / Sep 27, 2009

Object ID: 158700

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Approach

You reach the Hesshuette, 1699m, either from the North, from Enns valley (the Wasserfallweg, 2h 30 min), either from the South, from Koelblwirt (2h 30 min) by good marked paths.

Route Description

From the Hesshuette the marked normal ascent goes towards the West. Through dwarf pines and over a scree you reach the first rocks and the path goes over them. A high, grassy and rocky slope is steep and the path finds best passages over it. On rocky parts the route is secured by steel ropes and pegs. So after an hour the path reaches the top of Hochtor's SE ridge and crosses it.

Now the ascent goes just below the SE ridge of Hochtor. The route uses long ledges and is good secured. Soon you see the main summit but still you have some distance till there. First you reach the notch below it and afterwards the summit. From the hut 1h 30min to 2h.

Essential Gear

Sticks for the descent and good shoes.

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