Denk dat je zware sneeuwcondities kunt verwachten en mogelijk drukte door toerskiers in de hut.
Als de hut zelf niet open is kun je gebruik maken van het winterraum, zelf ook gezeten en het is er prima geregeld.
Zomer's een supergeniettocht zonder al teveel problemen maar nu zal het een stuk zwaarder zijn met alle sneeuw op de graat.
I was there also in May, only in 2006 en we had to fight our way up to the hut( no snowshoes unfortunally) in May the hut is closed, so the only choice is the winterraum.
Concerning the fact that there has been way more snowfall now then in 2006, so you can expect a lot of snow on the ridge itself, also in May.
On the ridge (about 1/3 up ) there is a sign which tells unexperienced climders how fast they should be to reach this sign, add up a little bit more because of the snow and you will know if its safe to press on or not.
Beyond that sign climbing will get indeed (the sign says "mayor difficulties") a little harder, but if you are a average rockclimber it will be no problem.
In a couple of days i will be heading of to Sölden for a week of tourskiing and i will check the snowconditions for you.
I thought of Stuedlgrat last year (beginning of June) but as I didn't have a partner and there was a lot of snow, I went to the normal route solo (also not recommended ). Deep snow didn't make it easy and there were very few people. Anyway, snow conditions may change from year to year.
Perfect time, less snow and not so crowded, did it myself in the middle of july, the ascent was great but when we wanted to descent down the normal route it was ridiculous so many people trying to climb the normal way.
Whow... thats even worse, i would turn back if i would see that.
Difference is that these people look like walkers/hikers and on the normalroute GG there where al lot wannabe climbers with no speed or regarding other people and as soon as they came to the Scharte the cue got even bigger.
But thats for later en just for the descent for you.
On the Stuedleridge there are (sad to say) a lot of shiny bolts, too many i think, but thats my opinion, because the downside is that the ridge atracts a lot of people who need those bolts very badly.
There is a sign on the ridge (you can't miss it) that says ïf you did'nt reach this point whitin three hours its better to turn back" but i already told that before.
After this point you'll find more and more bombproof bolts, so you'll only need some karabiners schlinges and if you feel saver, maybe some friends or a nut.
For the most part we just threw a schling around a rock with a karabiner.