Ascent of Schellschlicht on 2006-07-09
|Date:||Sunday, July 9, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6732 ft / 2051 m|
Ascent Trip ReportExcellent vantage point and my first true mountain experience. Usual starting point is at the bridge in Griesen, right at the German-Austrian border. Initially on a forest road, however, only for about 1.3km or so. Turn right here, there should be signs for Schellschlicht already. After just about 1.0km or so you will reach a junction where both trails head for the summit; we chose the right trail (nr. 252) for ascent. A bit steep in times and the final push to the summit on somewhat loose ground. From the summit we descended on trail nr. 251 that would bring us back to this very junction.
A very pleasant loop even though a bit rough at times. There is one short protected section (pegs, cable) on descent. Overall, good endurance and a head for heights required. Bring enough to drink as there are, if I recall correctly, no water sources.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4353 ft / 1325 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||4353 ft / 1326 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||8.6 mi / 13.9 km|
| Grade/Class:||UIAA I|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
Generally good weather conditions, however, a heavy downpour on our way down. We sat this one out.
| Gain on way in:||4255 ft / 1296 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 4058 ft / 1236 m; Extra: 197 ft / 60m|
| Loss on way in:||197 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||4.3 mi / 7 km|
| Route:||trail 252 over Sunkensattel|
| Start Trailhead:||Griesen 2674 ft / 815 m|
| Loss on way out:||4156 ft / 1266 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 4058 ft / 1236 m; Extra: 98 ft / 29m|
| Gain on way out:||98 ft / 29 m|
| Distance:||4.3 mi / 6.9 km|
| Route:||trail 251 over Hohe Brand|
| End Trailhead:||Griesen 2674 ft / 815 m|
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