Dejenstock & Mättlistock - hike from Klöntalersee

Published by Roald , 16 September 2018, 22h35.

Region: World » Switzerland » Glarus
Date of the hike:16 September 2018
Hiking grading: T4 - High-level Alpine hike
Geo-Tags: CH-GL   Oberseegruppe 
Time: 6:00
Height gain: 1400 m 4592 ft.
Height loss: 1400 m 4592 ft.
Route:See waypoints and GPS track (10 km)
Access to start point:By car to Klöntalersee. A few parking spots are available just after you pass Vorderer Ruestelchopf.

Dejenstock (2021 m) & Mättlistock (1910 m) are two mountain peaks just north of Klöntalersee. They both offer a great view of surrounding mountains and of the lake.

Start of the hike at 7:45 AM at Klöntalersee. I followed the wrw marked trail up to Obere Scheiterböden. From there I continued on an unofficial path towards Dejenstock. There are some red arrows painted on the rocks, as well as a couple of cairns that show the way. The path is mostly visible anyway. In the steeper part of the ascent, it was muddy and the grass was wet, so it was pretty slippery (T3+). Luckily, the traverse on the south side was dry (T4, quite exposed). After 2 hours of hiking with a good pace I reached the summit of Dejenstock. The view from the summit was great, despite that most mountain peaks around are higher.

I descended from Dejenstock the same way as I came up. Caution was again needed in the steeper part due to the wet grass and muddy conditions. During the descent I met two other hikers on their way up.

Next, I continued towards Mättlistock, and ascended fairly close to the edge of the east ridge (T4). In the steep grass, it would have been good to have the ice axe, but I didn't bring it along. It is however possible to ascend further to the right side, then the difficulty may not exceed T3. The cross at the top of  Mättlistock isn't really at the highest point; that seems to be a bit further to the west. I continued past the highest point, and down on the west side. Just before a crack, I had to traverse a steep grassy slope on the south side. It's quite exposed (T4), and again I wished I had brought the ice axe. I stayed close to the rock wall at the upper end of the grassy slope.

Past the crack, some blue marks on the limestone rocks showed where to go and a little bit later I found the (unofficial) trail which goes down to Ober Stafel. I followed this trail via Ober Stafel and Unter Stafel back down to the lake (this trail is indicated on the online maps). It is less steep than the wrw marked trail, and I found it more suitable for the descent.

I refer to the attached GPS track for more details on the route.

- Hiking sticks

Hike partners: Roald

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 41911.gpx Dejenstock & Mättlistock


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olethros says: Deceptive looks
Sent 8 September 2019, 15h13
Thanks for the nice description. I was there yesterday but decided to skip the peaks as it was very wet. Mind you, it's interesting how much steeper those traverses look from further away than from close-up photos.

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