This massive alpine peak could almost be considered a crag with the multitude of routes that are available here. Routes can be about 1000 ft. tall here, and multi-pitch experience and two ropes are suggested. The peak offers great hiking as well as a very popular klettersteig (via-ferrata). Information about that, as well as some great pictures of the mountain, can be found here: www.jbeeres.de/hochth/steig_34.htm
From Berchtesgaden, head north-east on the 305 to Marktschellenberg (there's a sign for the 305 in the big round-about in Berchtesgaden). You'll see a sign telling you when you're in Marktschellenberg, and shortly thereafter you'll see a bridge, and on the left immediately before the bridge is a road with a sign pointing toward Ettenberg. Take this left and continue to follow the signs to Ettenberg. After a little while of driving down this road you should see a very large parking lot that usually fills up around 7:30am, so get there early. The GPS Location points to this parking lot.
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Direkte Gamsalmplatte 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1000'
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Direkte Gamsalmplatte 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a International : Europe : ... : Berchtesgadener Hochthron
Pleasure climbing at its best, this route has a little of everything. It's mostly slab (as the route's name implies), but the 10th and 11th pitches offer up more vertical and slightly overhanging climbing.The crux is on pitch 4 and climbs thin side-pulls to reach a juggy ledge. It can also be aided (and is therefore obviously well protected) or dynoed. The rest of the pitches typically range between UIAA 4 and 5 (5.5 - 5.8), though there are several easier pitches, including an unprotected walk ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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