Rostocker Egge, 2749m is a small mountain directly above the hut Essener – Rostocker, 2208m. We can say it is the house summit of this hut. We usually reach it when we are on few days trip in Venediger group and we come to the hut Essener Rostocker in the early afternoon. We visit it before then dinner. We can reach its summit over two routes. One route goes from the ut and then over the north side to the summit. The second possibility which is longer goes from the hut in the south direction and crosses the east slopes of Rostocker Egge and then over the south slope that is called Maurer Alm to the summit. This route is called Carl Bremmer Weg. Usually we ascend over one route and descend over the second route. For the whole circle we will need from 3 to 4 hours from the hut.
Rostocker Egge is located on the east ridge that comes from the mountain Malhalmspitz, 3373m. This mountain is to the north connected with Simonyspitze, 3488m. So Rostocker Egge is just in front of Simonyspitze.
View from Rostocker Egge
We have a beautiful view on the south and south-east side of Simonyspitze, 3488m. Also the view on the whole long valley MaurerTal is amazing. At the end of the valley we can see Grosser Geiger, 3360m before Geiger on the west side of the valley is a nice view on Maurerkeeskopf, 3313m and on the east side of the valley on Grosses Happ, 3350m.
Getting there depends on in which valley you want to start your trip.
Normal approach to Streden
For the south-east approach you have to follow the road until Matrei, then the Virgental to the end of the valley to the village Streden, 1403m where there is a parking place. You have to pay 3 euros for one day or 9 euros for one week.
Alpenvereinskarte (Map of the german/austrian alpine club) 1:25.000 Nr. 36 Venedigergruppe.
There are two marked route that come to the summit from the hut Essener - Rostocker. It is fine that you combine both routes. One for ascent and one for descent.
North approach. From the hut over the north slopes to the summit. You will need one hour and half for ascent. Description.
Carl Bremer Weg The route goes from the hut around the Rostocker Egge, first crossing the east slopes and then over the south slopes to the summit. Description.
When To ClimbJanuary to April with Ski, May to December by foot. In summer time the huts are opened and you can get food almost as in a restaurant. The hut Essener-Rostocker Huette, 2208m is opened the whole year. In snow condition be careful on avalanches.
Red TapeNo restrictions of climbing or fees although the whole area is part of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern.
Camping is not allowed in the National Park, but alpine bivouacs are allowed. In the parking place in Streden you have to pay parking fee. For one day 3 euros, for whole week 9 euros.
Official site of Hohe Tauern national parc
Camping and huts
There are some camping places in the villages (Matrei,...).
The hut in the nearness is:
Essener-Rostocker Huette, 2208m.