From the Oberwalderhütte
cross the Südliches Bockkarkees (Glacier) towards the east, aiming at the Fuscherkarscharte (2841 m). From here you can start climbing the NW ridge, towards the final summit ridge.
It is a basic climb that includes glacier travel (easy), some scree bashing and some easy rock climbing.
The route starts in the north side of the ridge and eventually climbs on the ridge itself. There are parts that can be either climbed directly on the ridge or by passed on the north and south side of it; the connection between the NW ridge and the SW ridge (another route goes on this ridge from the Gamsgrubeweg
) can be negotiated on the south side of the mountain. I recommended this when there is a lot of humidity, ice and unconsolidated snow (conditions when I climbed it.)
The final ridge is about 200 meters long and sharp. Go to the summit crucifix and enjoy the view of the Grossglockner
Please be aware that the rock in the Fuscherkarkopf (or FKK, which also stands for “Freikörperkultur , that is, nudism or naturalism!) is very unconsolidated and weak, so be alert and keep safe.
Descent can be done either via the NW ridge, back to the hut, or the SW ridge, back to the Gamsgrubeweg
) and the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe parking and tourist center.
Glacier travel kit is mandatory. The glacier look fine and soft but I fell (or slide) once in a crevasse, so take care.
As the climb is very slippery, and the rock very shattering, you may want to have a rope for those team members who do not have a solid foot. Be careful when climbing this route when is wet.
Wind may be strong, so bring you jacket and minimal weather protection.
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