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Ascent of Brienzer Rothorn on 2020-09-04

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Friday, September 4, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Brienzer Rothorn
    Location:Switzerland
    Elevation:7703 ft / 2347 m

Ascent Trip Report

After the previous afternoon's Monte San Salvatore ascent.

From NNE, Sörenberg, big parking area, also a gondola leading almost to summit, if preferred. Road from parking, continues as wide track (footpath alternative R for part of route is very nice) zigzagging to Arnihaagen col, then R on popular, rather eroded trail to summit. Lots of folk mainly descending from Rothorn, many continuing towards Arnihaagen. Rothorn summit has level platform, trig pillar with dates 1829 and 1932 and its white pointed sighting canopy in good condition. I descend SE ridge directly a short way, path then descends R to rejoin main path. At col I continue to Arnihaagen, well made trail, exposed sections have cables although no scrambling. Most folk include the lower viewpoint summit but not Arnihaagen itself. I return to Sörenberg, below the col finding a zigzag path shortcutting the main zigzags, then taking the main path L, which passes a gushing spring which gives rise to an impressive waterfall. Lovely walk, gorgeous views.

1h45 up, 15mins on summit, 1h05 to Arnihaagen, 5mins on summit, 1h40 down.

Brienzer Rothorn & Arnihaagen photos

In the afternoon I climb the Hängst - Hächle twins.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3670 ft / 1118 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3670 ft / 1118 m
    Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Start Trailhead:4033 ft / 1229 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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