Ascent of Hochtor on 2019-08-15

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Thursday, August 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:7772 ft / 2368 m

Ascent Trip Report

From south, Johnsbach Gasthaus Kölblwirt, arriving 8am on the Thursday of a bank holiday weekend the extensive parking is mostly already taken (and Hesshutte was already full when we rang).

Good trail thru pasture and forest, well marked but NB the sign L at 47.54375° N, 14.62705° E was missing. Forked L here for Schneelochweg, trail leads up thru trees, winds around, crosses snow and ascends a rough spur, occasional easy scrambling, gains W ridge just before summit, cross and slender hole-marked trig block, a few folk up here and a few seen on ascent but not at all crowded. Up in 4h15, 40 mins on top enjoying warm sun and view.

Down via Josephineweg, looks quite daunting from above but ledges wide enough and quite ok, cable protection where needed and often seeming unnecessary, at least in nice dry conditions. Well marked route, turns NE and descends steeply, good cable protection, then good zig zag trail to Hesshutte in 2hrs where we enjoy beer and excellent venison goulash before hiking down in a further pleasant 2hrs to our starting point, 10hrs round trip.

Back to Campingplatz Forstgarten where we stayed before climb, and which we could see from the summit. Good location with several excellent summits on the doorstep.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4943 ft / 1506 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Aid Climb
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4943 ft / 1506 m
    Distance:31 mi / 49.9 km
    Start Trailhead:2829 ft / 862 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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