Wildspitze Ötztal, AUSTRIA
Climbs 6 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 3375m a.s.l – Faces ?
Highest peak in the Oeztal region. Nice isolated peak. Can get crazy at weekends and in gaps between poor weather as it is a very popular peak. Most often climbed from the Bresslauer Huette via the Mittkarjoche then across the glacier to the west ridge to finish up the prominent summit pyramid. A good finish is to traverse the (corniced) ridge to the south summit and to loop around to the glacier once more. Th Mittkarjoch now has new Klettersteig to its left to avoid deteriorating gully and bad stonefall. If you do climb the gully be there first or very fast. Descend via klettersteig in any case as the gully is lethal in the afternoon.
Parking in Vent to access the Bresslauer Huette is in areas outside the town (paid) or by the sesselbahn which takes you 1/2 way to the hut. Paths well signed to and from hut with painted markers on the moraine leading to the Mittkarjoch.
Eastern Alps; The classic routes on the highest peaks (1992)
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