Frankental

Page Type
Route
Location:
Haut-Rhin / Vosges, France, Europe
Route Type:
Hike
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
Walk-up

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Frankental
Created On: May 21, 2004
Last Edited On: May 21, 2004

Approach


Start point is Saegmatt.

From Colmar, follow D 417 to Munster, Stosswihr. In a large bend, turn left to Ampfersbach. Follow the little road up to the end of the tar. Park here (traffic ban).


Route Description


SAEGMATT - STOLZ ABLASS - FRANKENTAL - DAGOBERT CAVE - SCHAEFERTHAL - HOHNECK - FALIMONT COLLAR - FRANKENTHAL - SCHLUCHT COMB - SAEGMATT (4 h)

- Climb up :
From Saegmatt, follow the trail during 1 km. Take left, the path marked with yellow discs which leads you in bends to the Stloz Ablass water falls (water falls of the Little Fecht river) : cool mossy underwood site. Continue to Frankental (farm-inn) : nice views to the Hohneck north face on the left and Martinswand on the right. Cross the peat bog left, follow the blue rectangles. After 10 minutes, don't miss the path on the right. Go discover the Dagobert Cave (15 minutes detour) before you climb up the Schaeferthal (blue triangles).

Climb to the Hohneck with the path most northern situated (snowfields remain here in late spring).

- Walk down :
From the summit, walk in northern direction to the Falimont Collar. Turn right and follow the yellow discs down the steep Falimont Comb. Snowfields must be crossed. In winter, crampons are obligatory (many fatal accidents occured here). The views are nice over the peat bog of Frankental and Martinswand. Many chamois live here and can be seen easily.
Follow the yellow marks. Before you reach the waterfalls, take left (yellow cross marks) to the Schlucht comb : the wild path (donkey path) follows the base of the Krappenfels rocks beneath the Sentier des Roches. Follow the same marks to the start point.


Essential Gear


Crampons in winter and spring if the Falimont Comb is snow-covered.









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