Hochblassen via Gaif- & Blassengrat
A true “Wetterstein” classic and superb ridge climb of sheer unseizable length. Contrary to its famous neighboring brother, the well known “Jubiläumsgrat” or “Jubilee Arête” leading up to the “Zugspitz” summit, this one comes up with real – yet easy – climbing sections. It is a full day adventure in a stunning area high above the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It took us all day starting from the cable car in the morning, and missing the last run down to the valley by 15 minutes… so we had to add the extra walk back to town.
It is UIAA grade I-II rock scrambling over the entire length, peppered with some airy and exposed grade III crux sections.
The panoramic photos below were taken by a web-cam installed on a mountain hut on the opposite side. The route can be seen in the middle of the photos, following the borderline of light and shadow:
Thanks Stefan for the pictures and a really big day out!