Ascent of Hoher Sarstein on 2020-08-29

Climber: Richard Mclellan

Others in Party:Denise Mclellan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, August 29, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hoher Sarstein
    Elevation:6480 ft / 1975 m

Ascent Trip Report

Free parking in car park on W side of quarry. Path 693 through pines separating quarry from the road. The path undulates before becoming a wide track through open pine forest, muddy from the recent rain. Several raw rock wash-outs are crossed and after ~30mins a signed junction is reached. We turn right (Path 691) ascending through lush damp forest and into a steep valley/gully with impressive limestone walls on the E side. Path zig-zags up vegetated scree, crosses a steep rocky 'dry waterfall' to gain the foot of a rock band. A metal cable protects a rising traverse of a ledge into which rough steps have been cut - short and easy. The valley narrows, the path zig-zags upwards crossing a few rocky sections - but nothing difficult. The angle relents and we reach the upper valley of boulders and dwarf pines. Easily up to Sarsteinalm where we turn S and continue without difficulty on the path up N shoulder of Hoher Sarstein. High point is limestone outcropping in grass ~80m NE of the cross.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3160 ft / 963 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3160 ft / 963 m
    Start Trailhead:Potschenpass  3320 ft / 1011 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Mclellan
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