Ascent of Grimming on 2019-08-18

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Sunday, August 18, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:7713 ft / 2350 m

Ascent Trip Report

From NNW, Kulm, 3h up, good marked trail, some cabling, long section of unprotected scrambling, YDS2+/3 needing care especially in descent. Nice cool ascent starting 0610 mostly in shade, some high cloud.

Good sized parking area at Kulm, signposted at road end, 47.53747° N, 13.99717° E. Grimming signpost, uphill immediately forking L, stony track, at junction straight up forest road, when it ends a foot trail continues, well marked, zigzags up thru trees and scree to headwall, steep cabled ascent (easy ferrata A/maybe B in a few places. Reaching upper corrie, easy angled trail crosses scree to end at foot of cliff, superb scenery. Paint marked trail climbs initially L of steep gully then works gradually R, all easy angled scrambling, unprotected until a short exposed arete leading to small bivouac shelter and easy trail to summit cross. Highpoint is outcrop 1m S of cross (47.52066° N, 14.01715° E), views including Grosser Priel and Hochtor our previous 2 ultras and Dachstein where I started my trip 2 weeks ago. 2 trig blocks with centre holes, also a more modern column with screw threaded hole, presumably to fix an instrument. Not a design I've seen before.

1hr at top, down in 3hrs with some queuing, busy day, over 100 people on peak. Hot on descent and especially at trailhead. Last peak of a 2 week trip and a great choice, for my final ultra. Afternoon drive to Munich and home to UK.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4517 ft / 1376 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Aid Climb
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4517 ft / 1376 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Start Trailhead:3196 ft / 974 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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