East Ridge

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 46.72220°N / 12.84330°E
Additional Information Route Type: Hike, later Scramble
Additional Information Time Required: Half a day
Additional Information Difficulty: Scramble-Up
Sign the Climber's Log

Approach

The trailhead is at the hamlet of Assing on the northern slopes of the Lesachtal Valley. Follow the signs (mark 9) "Almwanderweg".

Route Description

Lumkofel photo_id=111697

  • General data
      - Start altitude: 1427mm
      - Summit altitude: 2286m
      - Prevailing exposition: N
      - Type: 1h over paths, 1h over forest roads, 2h over unmarked meadows
      - Protection: mostly marked but without security
  • Effort: 1000m of altitude gain, 10km distance to the summit.
  • Power: 1 - no difficulties
  • Psyche: 1 - easy
  • Orientation: 1 - easy (you need experience in steep grassy terrain)

    From the trailhead at Assing follow the sign "Almwanderweg", marked "9" to the east. The trail runs through a dense forest without any views until you reach Oberrasteralm. From there turn north onto a forest road which will take you to Motalm. Here turn to the east, direction Grifitzb├╝hel. You will reach a couple of cabins (haystacks) at the east end of the Lumkofel East Ridge. Here use your best judgement to get onto the ridge over the steep 60┬░ ascent over grassy slopes. Always head for the easternmost point of the ridge.

    Once on to, orientation gets easy again. Follow the ridge (indented by several bowling alleys) towards a saddle in front of the Lumkofel summit block. From the saddle head east trail-lessly until you reach the Lumkofel real summit. The summit Cross is located to the south.


    Essential Gear

    Usual hiking gear is sufficient. I would recommend hiking sticks.
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