Lenkstein south Approach

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Hohe Tauern - Rieserferner Group, Austria/Italy, Europe
Route Type:
Summer, Fall
Time Required:
One to two days
Walk-up, medium hard

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Lenkstein south Approach
Created On: Jun 14, 2004
Last Edited On: Sep 27, 2009


See the main page how to reach Barmer Huette.

Route Description

Just before reaching the...Below the summit of Lenkstein

From Barmer Huette, 2591m we first descend a little to 2521m, where the path from Patschertal comes. There still ruins of the old Barmer Huette (destroyed by avalanche in 1955) can be seen. The marked path to Rosshorn Joch proceeds towards north. Over a broad terrace we don't get much height, finally the path enters a gorge (often snow!) and with a considerable help of iron pegs and cables helps you over almost vertical rock passages. This part can be tricky if icy! From Rosshorn Joch, 2916m we can jump to the nearest summit of Rosshorn, 3068m (easy rock climb, I.) or proceed sharp left (westwards) towards Lenkstein Joch / Bochetta Sasso Lungo, 3084m. Also from this saddle we can take with a short jump a summit trophy - Fenner Eck, 3123m. Now our path again turns northwards. Over rocks and snowfields we reach a steep rocky barrier which is overcome in several turns. Here the path is marked, but not secured, so quite some carefulness is needed. Above we reach the upper snows of Lenksteinferner (glacier), but crossing is not steep and without any problems we reach the south summit ridge and over its easy rocks the highest point.

Some parts of the route can be tricky if icy, in good conditions only a clear head and safe step is needed. From the parking place in Patscher valley we need to overcome 1700m of height difference (6h 30min), from Barmer hut 800m (3h 30min).

Essential Gear

Hiking gear. Walking sticks.

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