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Ascent of Schellschlicht on 2006-07-09

Climber: Jörn Fiege

Date:Sunday, July 9, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Schellschlicht
    Location:Germany
    Elevation:6732 ft / 2051 m

Ascent Trip Report

Excellent 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.
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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