Ascent of Wurmberg on 2012-05-06

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 6, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3186 ft / 971 m

Ascent Trip Report

On a drive from Spa-Francorchamps to Berlin, I decided to tag off 3 German high points, this being the middle of the three today.

I parked at the Kaffeehorst parking area - no one else around as it was later in the afternoon already. The direct "line" underneath the t-bar lift immediately after the café looked the fastest, so up I went. The route continued up another cut block (grass-covered for the most part) and then through a short, steeper section of trees and some blow-downs (straight-forward) to the top. I left a few cairns to aid my decent on the way down as the clouds were very low and the hillside started looking the same as I turned around. Sadly, the restaurant and ski tower had closed at 3PM today - likely as a result of the poor visibility, so perhaps I'll head up again in the future on a nicer day to take in the view.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:827 ft / 252 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Trailhead:Kaffeehorst  2359 ft / 719 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:26 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:17 Minutes

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