E-bike & Climb on the Watzmann
Magnificent views of the East Face of the Watzmann, the exposed view down onto the Königssee and, last but not least, the e-bikes that facilitate our long ascent and descent enormously make this tour a very special experience.
We set off early with our movelo e-bikes towards Kührointalm (1,420 m). The 700 metres in altitude are overcome with the powerful support of the e-bikes in approximately 45 minutes. Well warmed up, we continue from here into the Watzmann Cirque.
Embedded between the large and the small Watzmann, this route is very impressive in terms of landscape. The final ascent to the entrance of the “Wiederroute” leads across a steep gravel field. Here the rope is buckled on and the first gully at once demands climbing in the 2nd to 3rd difficulty level. After approximately 150 metres in altitude, we reach the impressive ledge on the Watzmann. The ledge is up to 50 m wide and really impressive in its form. The view is outstanding and the climbing is very relaxed. The pause at the “ledge guard” of the Wiederroute is a welcome one. You can see a long way down from here – the view stretches to the entrance to the large East Face of the Watzmann at the ice chapel. We continue on a nice climb, traversing into the East Face and under the Middle Peak. The last few metres of climbing up to the Middle Peak of the Watzmann (2,713 m) are particularly beautiful. After an extensive snack, we follow the Watzmann traverse to the Watzmann High Corner and down to the Watzmann House. The e-bike is already close and it is just another 45 minutes to the Kühroint mountain pasture.
On the terrace, we take another look at the entire “Wiederroute” with its striking ledge. After all our efforts, a refreshment tastes particularly good – especially when the bike further sweetens the descent of 700 metres in altitude. E-bike
& Climb on the Watzmann is definitely a special experience!
• UIAA II - III
• Outstanding stamina for mountain tours with 10 hours’ walking time
• Up to 2,000 metres in altitude in ascent and descent
• Good alpine experience / considerable seriousness
• Command of the 2nd difficulty level Rock (UIAA)
• Surefootedness and a head for heights