East Ridge

The imprssive Watzespitze has an altitude of 3.533 m and is the highest peak of the rough Kaunergrat mountain range. The prominent east ridge (up to UIAA IV-) is one of the best primary rock climbs in the Eastern Alps. The cosy Kaunergrat hut is the basecamp for the alpine climb with mountain guide to the Watzespitze. It’s just a short access from the hut to the entry of the east ridge.


€ 660,00

Price applies for 1 person.

Tour Highlights


We start from the hut towards the approach of the east ridge of Watzespitze at 6:00 a.m. Across rubble and scree and a quite steep corn snow or ice field, we walk to the access point.

Then we climb across the east ridge (mostly difficulty level I and II and sometimes III, crux: IV- UIAA) to the summit.

In good conditions we can descent along the ice trail; otherwise we take the same route across the east ridge back.

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