Ascent of Schneeberg on 2016-02-22

Climber: Lee Newton

Others in Party:Chris Weir
Date:Monday, February 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3448 ft / 1050 m

Ascent Trip Report

On a cultural tour of Franken, we took a short side trip out of Bayreuth, the home of Wagner, to climb to the summit of Schneeberg. As my friend Chris had only cross-trainers with him and as there was a decent amount of snow in places despite the recent melt, we chose the summit road for part of the ascent and all of the descent. Parking was possible for one or two cars without blocking the entrance to the summit road, a nicer alternative would have been to park a little downhill (west) and take a more scenic path through the forest. At the summit, some historical interest was provided by signboards detailing the military history and strategic importance of the site. The large cold war listening station was only deconstructed a few years ago and the site returned to something like a natural state (even the rickety wooden tower sitting astride the summit block was rebuilt from the original wood). In the howling gale this wobbled alarmingly as we climbed it and as the rain turned to snow we didn't hang around. The day ended with a visit to a couple of Bayreuth's highly recommendable brewpubs (especially Maisels)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:840 ft / 256 m
    Total Elevation Loss:840 ft / 256 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:840 ft / 256 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:see GPS track  2608 ft / 794 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:840 ft / 256 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:see GPS track
    End Trailhead:see GPS track  2608 ft / 794 m
    Time:40 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Lee Newton
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