Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler

Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler
with Claus-Dieter

We drove to Mittenwald to catch the 9.30am gondola of the Karwendelbahn up the mountain. A few weeks ago we had started our climb of the Mittenwalder Klettersteig here. This time, we passed the tunnel that leads to the famous Dammkar run and descended toward the Dammkarhütte. This was not easy because we didn't have skies and had to posthole all the way down. At the Dammkarhütte we sorted our gear, left unnecessary stuff at the hut, and at 11am we where walking over to the start of the climb.

The Südwestpfeiler route has 8 pitches up to UIAA grade IV. We started the climb at 11.30am and swing lead it up. The climbing is fun on solid rock, there was an IV+ pitch that was a bit difficult, especially for the follower who had to carry the pack. At 3.30pm we where at the summit, half an hour later we started the descend back to the hut. There we had some food and at 5pm we where on our way back to the car.

  • May 01, 2005
  • Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: in the tunnel that connects the gondola station and the start of the Dammkar descend
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: in the tunnel that connects the gondola station and the start of the Dammkar descend
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: at the start of the Dammkar descend near the tunnel exit
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: at the start of the Dammkar descend near the tunnel exit
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: skiers in the Dammkar
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: skiers in the Dammkar
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: looking down at the Dammkar and Dammkarhütte
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: looking down at the Dammkar and Dammkarhütte
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: looking down into the Dammkar
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: looking down into the Dammkar
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: on the Predigtstuhl summit
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: on the Predigtstuhl summit
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: descending down to Dammkarhütte
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: descending down to Dammkarhütte
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: overview of the climbing route which starts at the plate near the bottom of the picture
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler: overview of the climbing route which starts at the plate near the bottom of the picture
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler
Predigtstuhl via Südwestpfeiler