Speer - The highest conglomerate mountain in Europe

Published by 360 Pro , 29 August 2007, 19h31.

Region: World » Switzerland » St.Gallen
Date of the hike:15 August 2007
Hiking grading: T4 - High-level Alpine hike
Climbing grading: II (UIAA Grading System)
Via ferrata grading: F
Geo-Tags: Speerkette   CH-SG   Speer-Mattstock   Zürcher Hausberge 
Access to start point:cff logo Krummenau
Access to end point:cff logo Amden, Post

Together with a friend from a flat part of this world, who is not very experienced in climbing mountains, I went up to the highest conglomerate mountain in Europe.

We started in Krummenau and wanted to take the cable car up to Wolzenalp, but unfortunately after the summer holidays they only run on weekends, so we had to walk up Wolzenalp and from there we hiked via Wannenspitzli, Bütz to the fixed rope route up to Speer.

The fixed rope route was almost too much for my friend, because it was his first real outdoor climbing, and, even though it is considered an easy fixed rope route, it is hard to look down if you’re not used to mountains - especially if it is the first real exposure to drops like this. However, we took it easy and he did very well. On top he was proud to have done it.

We were rewarded with an excellent view deep into the Swiss and Austrian Alps and probably some Italian mountains too; we could also see across Lake Konstanz to Germany. 

For the way down we decided to take the common and easy route to Amden via Oberchäseren and Durschlegi where we enjoyed another very nice view

Krummenau – Wolzenalp – Wannenspitzli – Bütz – Fixed rope route to Speer – Oberchäseren – Blaggenboden – Durschlegi – Amden

Hike partners: 360


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