Rinnenspitze is one of the frequently visited mountains around Franz-Senn hut. Since you do not have to walk over glaciated terrain nor do you have to deal with climbing (the final ridge is easy and well secured), Rinnenspitze is climbed very often. I guess for most people Rinnenspitze is an alternative mountain which is climbed if the conditions are too bad or weather is not good enough to climb the main goal. Rinnenspitze is also a good mountain for testing your abilities if you' re not familar with such terrain.
Despite of the mass of people climbing Rinnenspitze, the mountain offers very beautiful views all over the place. Additionally the absolutely breath-taking Rinnensee on the bottom of the mountain is worth every minute of your visit. Since the ascent of Rinnenspitze is quite short (only 800m/2600ft of altitude difference) you' re not in a hurry and able to enjoy the great panoramas. Additionally there are some easy peaks worth a visit during descent.
|The easiest ascent is a marked trail starting at Franz-Senn hut. The closer you get to the north-ridge the steeper the trail gets. After reaching the ridge there are some chains securing the ridge which is never harder than UIAA I (except of the first plate which may be UIAA II). The hole ridge is well secured but at some places quite exposed.|
The people who did the first ascent aren' t know to me. Let me know if you have more information about the first ascent.
Maps and Routes overview
- KOMPASS #83-Stubaier Alpen (1:50 000)
A good overview map of the hole Stubai Alps.
- Alpenvereinskarte 31/1 Stubaier Alpen, Hochstubai (1:25 000)
Detailed map of the area south of Franz Senn-hut (2147m/7044ft).
- North-ridge from Franz-Senn hut
Starting at Franz-Senn hut marked trail leads up to Rinnenspitze (signs starting at Franz-Senn hut). The closer you get to the ridge the steeper the terrain gets. After reaching the ridge easy climbing follows on a well secured ridge.
|The best way to climb Rinnenspitze is by starting at Franz Senn-hut (2147m/7044ft). To reach the hut you have to get to Neustift-Milders in the Stubai valley. There are several possibilities to do so:|
|This is one of the webcams of Franz Senn-hut (2147m/7044ft), which changes its direction every five minutes.|
|Neustift im Stubaital is about 10km from Franz Senn-hut.|
|Weather forecast of the austrian club of the alps (OEAV).|
|Unfortunately this page is in german only.|
There are no fees, permits or seasonal closures.
Parking at the trailhead in the Oberbergtal is not free. I don' t know how much the price is, but I' ve heard that it isn' t that cheap...
When To ClimbRinnenspitze is mostly climbed in summer. During the winter months I don' t think it is climbed very often since its slopes are very steep and there are more spectacular and not as dangerous mountains around Franz Senn-hut (2147m/7044ft).
The best place to stay for a night is Franz Senn-hut (2147m/7044ft). This beautiful hut is located nearly perfect and offers every comfort you can think of (warm showers, plenty of food, ...). You find more informations about the hut at its page here on summit post or on the homepage of Franz Senn-hut (www.franzsennhuette.at).I don' t think that camping is forbidden, but if you do so, do it at some place not visible from the hut and leave nothing but footprints.
Route description with pictures (in German)