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Grimming Südost Grat (Climbing 2+) on 28 August 2020

organized by Roger Starkie  contact organizer
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Title :
Grimming Südost Grat (Climbing 2+)
Date :
Fri 28.08.2020
Type of event :
Hike, 2 days
Organized by :
Roger Starkie
Description :

Although the Grimming is "only" 2351m high, it is the highest freestanding mountain in Europe. Not only that but it offers wonderful but strenuous and technically more challenging hikes and of course, amazing views from the summit.

The south eastern ridge of the Grimming is an easy climbing route (maximum difficulty 2+, mainly around 1, 1+ or just hiking). Ropes are not required.

The plan is to drive to Trautenfels at the bottom of the mountain on the Friday afternoon, and hike up to the Grimming hut (ca. 1 hr) and stay the night there, if there are places available. On the Saturday we will set off up towards the summit via the Südost Grat, and descend either via the Multereck (very long descent) or to via Kulm (need to take a taxi back to the start).

If no places are available in the hut, we will try to find another date, so flexibility may be necessary. Alternatively we could look for accommodation at the foot of the mountain, but that will make Saturday a very long day!

As this is a strenuous, long, technical hike I will only take people I know, and who I know can manage this hike without assistance. Please do not be offended if I don't accept your registration, or give priority to more suitable participants!

Technical requirements :
T3, I feel fine in difficult technical conditions and have mountain experience. I can manage to climb up and down without a rope on routes of climbing difficulty UIAA grade 1+
Physical requirements :
K3, 7-10 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
Total 1800m of ascent, about 1400m of which in 1 day. At least 8 hrs on the 2nd day.
Max. altitude in metres :
2351
Equipment :
Sturdy hiking boots, helmet, usual equipment for high alpine hiking, sleeping bag+overnight equipment.
Transport Details :

Probably by car

Max participants :
4
Registration until :
2020-08-14
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