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NW ridge

NW ridge

NW ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.10940°N / 12.67330°E

Object Title: NW ridge

Route Type: Basic snow, glacier climb, rock climb

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Walk-up and easy climbing

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Bor

Created/Edited: Sep 13, 2004 / Sep 13, 2004

Object ID: 162146

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You go to Heiligenblut. From there you go over the Glocknerstrasse, a famous highway, to the Frans Jozef Hohe were you can park. You must pay the road. You can come there by bus also. Then you go to the Oberwalderhutte 2973m through the new tunnels which were build because of falling rocks from Freiwandspitz.

We went in Oberwalderhutte and we had to pay a "ticket" for the route to the hut?!?! I have never seen something like that!

Route Description

You start ascent from the Oberwalderhutte and you cross the glacier on the east side of the Johannisberg and come to the pass Obere Ă–denwinkelscharte, 3228m. Then you start climbing on the NW ridge and over some steep rock walls you come to the summit.

If you cross the glacier from the Oberwalderhutte in lower part you will have some problems with some crevasses if they are not looking out from the snow. Soo it is better if you cross it in higher part.

Essential Gear

Rope, helmet, ice pick, crampons

Miscellaneous Info

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Jahannisberg from...Getting steeperNW ridge of Johannisberg.<br />
...Easy scramblingThe Oberwalderhutte 2973m...Oberwalderhutte 2973m below...At the base of the NW ridge of the Johannisberg
On the Obere Ă–denwinkelscharteApproaching to the Obere Ă–denwinkelscharteAt the base of the NW ridge of the JohannisbergJohannisberg NW ridgeJohannisberg NW ridge