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Rax-Schneeberg Gruppe

 
Rax-Schneeberg Gruppe

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Lower Austria/Styria, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.76800°N / 15.80570°E

Object Title: Rax-Schneeberg Gruppe

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Ice Climbing, Aid Climbing, Via Ferrata, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 6811 ft / 2076 m

 

Page By: DoJo

Created/Edited: Jun 7, 2007 / Aug 22, 2010

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Overview

Rax-Schneeberg Gruppe is south of Gutensteiner Alpen

The borders of Rax-Schneeberg Gruppe are (rivers or towns): Klostertaler Gescheid - Klausgraben - Mamauwiese - Sebastianbach - Puchberg/Schneeberg - Ternitz - Gloggnitz - Schottwien - Semmering - Mürzzuschlag - Kapellen - Naßkamm (between Rax and Schneealpe) - Schwarza - Voisbach - Klostertaler Gscheid

Rax-Schneeberg Gruppe
 






The most important mountains are





Getting There

by car from Vienna on the highway (Südautobahn - A1) to Wiener Neustadt - continue

  • via Ternitz to Puchberg am Schneeberg or
  • from Ternitz (continue an Semmeringschnellstraße - S6) to Gloggnitz to Reichenau an der Rax (for the south side of Schneeberg or Rax)


by train: from Vienna (Südbahnhof) via Wiener Neustadt (you have to change the trains) to Puchberg or to Reichenau.
Puchberg and Reichenau bus transfer to the mountains (sometimes!!!)

Climbing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Ski Touring, Skiing, Whitewater Kayaking

see the link section for more information

Climbing Areas:


The climbs in Höllental (valley between Schneeberg and Rax)
range from easy (e.g. Stadelwandgrat (US 5.3; UIAA 3) to difficult like Hic Rhodus - Hic Salta (US 5.11d; UIAA 8+)

more information on Schneeberg climbs

Blechmauer
Blechmauernverschneidung - Höllental
Dächerweg - Höllental (Rax)
Dächerweg
Stadelwand
Stadelwand
Stadelwandgrat
Stadelwandgrat
Bürklesteig - Festenkogel
Bürklesteig



Climbing on Rax Southside:
Several nice climbs on Preinerwand like Direkte Preinerwandplatte (US 5.7; UIAA 5-) - or Mit göttlicher Hand (US 5.9; UIAA 6)

Preinerwandplatte (Rax) - 1st pitch
Preinerwandplatte 1st pitch
Mit göttlicher Hand
Preinerwandplatte - Mit göttlicher Hand
Preinerwand
Preinerwandplatte
The South-Western wall of the...
Preinerwand



Via Ferrata:


a lot Viae Ferratae in
Höllental: Weichtalklamm (easy), Gaisloch, Alpenvereinssteig
Alpenvereinssteig (Rax)
Alpenvereinssteig


and around Preiner Gscheid or Prein (Rax southside): to summit Heukuppe Reißtalersteig (easy) or to summit Preinerwand Königschusswand Steig (very difficult)
Karl Kantner Steig (Rax)
Karl Kantner Steig
The beginning of the...
Königsschusswandsteig
Haidsteig
Haidsteig



starting at Hinternaßwald: Bärenloch and Wildfährte
Wildfährte
Wildfährte



Hiking:


A lot of marked trails on Schneeberg and Rax
Ascending Kuhschneeberg on Fleischersteig
Fleischersteig (Kuhschneeberg)
Rax Plateau
Rax Plateau
Predigtstuhl + Langer Mann Rinne
Predigtstuhl and Langer Mann Rinne
Rax - Hiking - Indian Summer
Hiking near Siebenbrunnenkessel



Mountain biking:


Some dirt roads are open for mountain biking

Skiing:


Two small ski resorts at
Losenheim (Schneeberg) and
Reichenau

Skitouring:

Schneeberg:


offers very nice Skitouring possibilities (the steep northern descents like Lahning Ries, Rote Schütt Flanke, Privatries etc.) are best in spring. Winter ascents Fadensteig or Fadenweg, descents: Wurzengraben, Hoyosgraben and several more.
Lahning Ries (April 2006)
Lahning Ries
avalanche in Wurzengraben -...
Wurzengraben
Fadensteig
Fadensteig



Rax:


skitours starting at Preiner Gscheid like Karlgraben (winter and spring) or Langermann Rinne (in spring only).
Großer Kesselgraben - starts at the cable car
Walking up to Heukuppe...
near Heukuppe
Ascending Karlgraben (in the...
Siebenbrunnenkessel - Karlgraben
Karlgraben (Rax)
Karlgraben
Skiing down - Langer Mann...
Langermannrinne



Whitewater Kayaking:


Whitewater Kayaking is possible on the river Schwarza in Höllental.

Red Tape

water protection area - no littering, no camping etc. (first Vienna water supply)
strictly No Trespassing in Krummbachgraben!! (near Kaiserbrunn)

Huts and Camping

in the Rax and Schneeberg Area are several huts (most of them are closed in winter).

in Höllental (between Schneeberg and Rax):
Weichtalhaus (www.weichtalhaus.at) overnight stay in in small rooms or dormitories and
In Kaiserbrunn camping is tolerated (for one night) - please keep this pleace tidy!! - but generally camping is strictly forbidden (water protection area)

Huts on Schneeberg and Rax


detail information on huts are on the mountain pages
Edelweisshütte (Schneeberg)
Edelweisshütte
Heinrich Krempel Hütte (Schneeberg)
Heinrich Krempel Hütte
Fischerhütte (Schneeberg)
Fischerhütte
Damböckhaus (Schneeberg)
Damböckhaus
Habsburghaus (Rax)
Habsburghaus
Raxgmoahütte - Trinksteinsattel (Rax)
Raxgmoahütte
Neue Seehütte (Rax)
Neue Seehütte
Waxriegelhaus (Rax)
Waxriegelhaus

Non Climbing Activities:

Wasserleitungsmuseum (water supply museum) at Kaiserbrunn (open only form May to end of October)

Rack Railway from Puchberg to the Schneeberg Plateau (open form May to end of October) -

External Links

climbing, skitouring, viae ferratae



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

www.mbike.at Mountain biking in southern Lower Austria

other links:


Webcams:
www.schneeberg.tv Schneeberg Webcams

Rax near the cablecar Webcam


Books + Maps

Kletterführer Höllental by Thomas Behm (6th ed. - 2006) available at Weichtalhaus , Freytag&Berndt (Vienna) etc.

Genuß Kletteratlas Österreich Ost Band 1 Niederösterreich by K. Schall, G. Grabner, T. Behm (covers Lower Austria)

Map: ÖK Wanderkarte Schneeberg-Rax 1:25 000 published by BEV (not available online, but also on Austrian Map Fly DVD)

Images