South ridge

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 46.78677°N / 8.52460°E
Additional Information Route Type: Basic Snow/Glacier Climb, combined rock
Additional Information Time Required: Half a day
Additional Information Difficulty: PD, I-II
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Route Description

Normal route: Starting point is the Spannorthut (1,956 m). From the hut, go east towards
the saddle, Schlossbergl├╝cke, on 2,627 m. It is a rather good path and should take around
1,5 hrs. From the saddle, you start crossing the glacier Glatt Firn, which turns around the
Spannort. Be aware of the crevasses. On a late day in August it requires quite some zick-
zaking to find your way through the icefield.

When reaching the Spannortjoch, the saddle between Gross and Chli Spannort on 2,922m, after approximately 1 hrs, you leave the glacier and climb up the south ridge, which offers
easy and steady rock climbing (I-II) up to a small plateau from where the summit is easy accessible after another hour.
The view offers a beautiful sight of Engelberg below, the neighbourmountain Titlis, (the number one Engelberg attraction) the Sustenhorn to the north and the Bernes Alpes in the horizon.

Essential Gear

Crampons, ice-axe and rope for the glacier traverse. The rock climb is technically not difficult.

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