Berlingersköpfle ski tour, Kleinwalsertal 2017-12-03
d'r Lugabeitl alpine climbing at Liechlkopf, Kleinwalsertal
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On this first tower, keep to the right after te first meters straight up.
Sandra starting the lead on pitch 4 (5+, 30m).
...there's steep gravel. After a while on gravel one can follow this dry floodbed for some distance, before traversing back out to the right, at first awkward on gravel, soon back on grass.
After some initial, not too difficult grass...
The very steep descent to Wildental (poles recommended if taking this descent!). From the route exit, continue downhill on the grass. Follow the grassy patch down left in the picture. It will turn to very steep gravel.
Liechlkopf summit! Steep grass climbing to the top. Descent to Wildental is yet steeper.
Coming up from pitch 7 (6-, 20 m).
Pitch 7, the last one (20 m). Good footwork is called for.
Somewhere mid-way on pitch 5.
Pitch 5, 46 m, 4+ over 5- to 5, often rather steep.
Pitch 5 starts steep and continues that way. (5, 46 m)
Pitch 3 after the slab.
Pitch 3 (or possibly 2, if you have a 60 meter rope). Since Sandra overclimbed the belay, a friend acs as backup point. Otherwise not needed; the protection is comfortably spaced. (23 m)
On pitch 2, after 30 meters there is a new belay stand above the "Sanduhr" / rock tunnel (see the yellow extension sling). The stand is visible in the photo (yep, accidentally overclimbed...)
1st pitch of d'r Lugabeitl on steep good rock (27 m).
Liechlkopf without snow (Picture from phone, lower res)
Cows grazing at Laguzalpe with Rothorn in the background
After a long descent and a much needed water refill at Vorderkriegbödenalpe (1390m), the descent continued on endless gravel roads all the way down to Au (800m)
The morning takes us up across Garmiljoch (1850m) next to Gronggenkopf (1978m)
Heading up to Zafernhorn with whole mountain sides covered in heather.
Coming up to Zafernjoch (1870m) where we left the bikes for a short summit visit to Zafernhorn (2107m)
Riding down into Grosser Walsertal on a mixture of dirt roads, paths and trails, occationally rather steep.
Biking below Rothorn
Half way up to Derrenjoch (1870m) we started hearing thunder from the ever darker ominous clouds above. The temperature plummeted from 28C to 10C as the skies ripped up and hail and strong winds were upon us. Biking eventually became easier despite the rain and we finished in near dark where a hot shower awaited.
As we ascended the last mountain pass Derrenjoch (1870m) the clouds drew across the sky.
From Gumpener Grätle (1820m) it was a smooth ride among cows down the grassy hill sides.
We then tried a path which was completely unsuitable for bikes. After Gumpener Höhe (1910m) we scrambled down the steep, moist and exposed path before we made it to Gumpener Grätle (1820m).
Heading down the ridge from Zafernhorn
The last steps to Zafernhorn has a great panorama view, here Zitterklapfen in the background
Last sun rays on Rothorn
Knee protectors gives a bit of confidence on harder parts like this