The lat 50-100 vertical meters are usually aper (without snow), consequently one keeps southward in the rocks. The path is very exposed and seems to be secured with fixed ropes. Almost ALL of the ropes are loose and should NOT be used. In fact one does not really need them, but in case you do, it might be very dangerous.
another great way to approach the zuckerhutl, is via the hildesheimerhutte ( 2899 m ). It takes about 4 hours to get to the summit, and 3 hours to descend. the route starts with rocks, followed by a great snow field, which is pretty easy to walk. from 3100 meter, you follow the same route as from the dresdner hutte, and it's a nice ascent