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Summit Grimming via Klachau-Kulm

Mountain Hike · Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
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  • Photo: Roland Gutwenger, Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
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The north ascent from Grimming is a high alpine tour, with climbing sections, which are secured with ropes.
Distance 7.8 km
7:30 h
1,384 m
1,384 m
2,350 m
967 m
THE SHORTEST WAY. The tour starts relatively easy up to the rope-secured passage. Continue into the cirque below the Schartenspitze in a southeasterly direction. In easy climbing to the plateau and to the summit.

Author’s recommendation

The ascent should be scheduled as early as possible on hot summer days due to the altitude and length of the tour.
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Update: April 29, 2022
Highest point
Summit Grimming, 2,350 m
Lowest point
967 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 21%Path 77.90%Unknown 1.09%
Forested/wild trail
1.6 km
6.1 km
0.1 km
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Safety information

  • Plan your tour in advance, taking into account walking time, route length, altitude difference, danger spots and weather forecast.Together is much more beautiful and at the same time safer in the mountains.
  • Do not go alone, if possible, and adapt the tour to the ability of your group.
  • Let them know where you are going and when you want to be back. Also sign hut or summit books.
  • Turn back in good time if the weather deteriorates. If you get caught in a thunderstorm, do not stay on the summit or ridge and stay away from individual trees. Wait out the storm, if possible in a crouching position.
  • Stay on the marked trails and remember to close pasture fences again.
  • Getting up the trail is only half the battle. Stay alert, especially on the descents, to make it back to the valley safely.In case of emergency, keep calm and call the mountain rescue on 140. If you have no reception, take out the sim card and dial 112.
  • If you encounter cows: It is best to pass above the herd with at least 50 meters distance. Stay calm, don't make any frantic movements and don't run away. Do not imitate cow sounds and do not try to pet the animals. A stick and loud shouting can often make the animals turn back in an emergency.
  • If you are a dog owner: Clarify before the hike if you have to cross a pasture. Keep your dog on a leash and make sure he stays calm. If a cow attacks, let the dog off the leash immediately. Never pick him up to defend him.
  • You can get detailed information on "Safe Mountain Hiking" from the Alpine Club. At you can inform yourself comprehensively about it.

Tips and hints

Tourism information:

Tourism blog:


Tourist Office Schladming-Dachstein

Ramsauerstrasse 756

8970 Schladming

T: +43 3687 23310

Garbage on meadows and paths can not smell mountain and valley. Please take it with you. Agriculture and forestry are important partners for Berg und Tal. They allow you to walk and drive on many of their paths. Be aware that only good cooperation will guarantee your recreational enjoyment in the future.


Klachau Kulm (966 m)
47.537891, 13.997111
47°32'16.4"N 13°59'49.6"E
33T 424523 5265428


Klachau Kulm

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the Kulm mountaineering parking lot. The path leads you first through the forest, past a memorial plaque, becoming steeper and steeper uphill. It goes over scree and loose stones to the first rope-secured passage. There you continue into the scree cirque below the Schartenspitze and cross in a southeasterly direction. After the steep ascent over loose scree, further rope-secured climbing passages follow up to the plateau. You have already done most of it. You only have to pass the bivouac box and reach the summit cross. Your feeling of happiness is simply phenomenal. Still flashed but physically well rested, you climb back to the starting point via the ascent route.



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Public transport

With the bus from the trainstation ,,Stainach'' too the busstop ,,Klachau''.



Getting there

On the Ennstal Bundesstraße B 320 at the traffic circle in Trautenfels take the exit towards Tauplitz. Drive along the Salzkammergutstraße B 145 to the village Klachau Kulm.


Mountaineer-Parkingplace Kulm


47.537891, 13.997111
47°32'16.4"N 13°59'49.6"E
33T 424523 5265428
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Leisure Map (1:31.000). Available free of charge at tourist offices and lodging establishments.
  • SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN Hiking Map (1:50.000)
  • KOMPASS Hiking Map 68, Ausseerland-Ennstal 1:50.000, hiking, biking, ski touring


You need a backpack with some important things: Sun and rain protection, warm, windproof clothing, drinks and provisions, small first aid kit, hiking map and a fully charged cell phone. Sturdy shoes go without saying. 

For the Grimming climb, a helmet is also mandatory equipment. 

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7.8 km
7:30 h
1,384 m
1,384 m
Highest point
2,350 m
Lowest point
967 m
Out and back Scenic Geological highlights Summit route Exposed sections Secured passages Scrambling required Ridge traverse


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