That would be normal. But you climbed to the top of Saeuleck over Schneewinkelspitze. 5,5h is OK - I can add this info to the east approach.
But my original information says, that you can reach Saeuleck from east (from the parking place) in 4 hours. You don't need to go over Schneewinkelspitze, but you can climb over Mallnitzer Scharte. It's more direct and easier (but I didn't go there) and probably can be done in 4h.
Yes I agree..we desended there but my mother went there up and I think she was walking around 5 hours. We descended there then together and we were walking around 3 hours.
For information! =)
A view years ago I did this trip, starting in Arthur v. Schmid-Haus over Grosser Gösspitze to Saüleck and Schneewinkelspitze and from there to Geissenerhütte and I did need 10 hours to do that. The next day I went to the Hannoverhaus.
Vid I must correct you something!
For the east approach over Detmolder Weg we walked about 5,5 hours and we were quick. Because the ridge from Schneewinkelspitze to the Saeuleck is very long nad has a lot of ascends and descends!
In 2008 a new via ferrata has been built. It is a long and difficult one - rated D on the austrian A-E-scale
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Thank you, mathias! I put basic info and the link on the page of Saeuleck.