Ascent of Wildspitz on 2009-08-31

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Lee Newton
Date:Monday, August 31, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:5184 ft / 1580 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trailhead is a restaurant at N47:05.315', E008:36.178', 1308m. To reach it, follow the A8 N from Schwyz (j40 off the A4), turn L at Sattel then after 100m, R towards Oberageri. 0.9km after this junction, turn L at a cross roads. The small road immediately bends L then winds uphill, narrow with very few passing places. After approx 2.2km, fork L. The road becomes gravel for a while, then fork L again (tarmac road, uphill). This road reaches a meadow, with parking at the bottom edge, or at the top for the reastaurant. We parked at the restaurant and enjoyed some refreshments after our ascent.

From the parking, walk uphill to the restaurant then a yellow footpath sign points R (W) - follow trail uphill. After a while there is a fork. The R trail is boggy at one point; the main trail doubles back L, climbs thru a rocky defile then doubles back R and leads easily, via a lower top (approx 25m prominence) to the main summit, which has a restaurant / gasthaus just below. The summit has a cross, a Zug/Schwyz boundary stone, a smaller marker stoine which may (or not) be trig-related. The view is enchanting, with Saentis, the Mythen twins, a panorama of 3000m summits, cultimating in the Bernese Oberland 4000ers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1057 ft / 321 m
    Extra Gain:82 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:East ridge
    Trailhead:4291 ft / 1307 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear

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