Pumped and in the mood for a good hike, we descended and decided to take another route - Gelbe Wand Klettersteig. 2 3/4 hours to the summit didn't sound bad at all and for a moment, somewhat ambitious. The track also appeared as a dotted line in our german map - sounded exciting!
So we pushed forward. After about an hour and half of walking and stepping, we were out of the woods and it was time for a juncture. Although no ordinary one.
Having walked a fair-way up, trekking down would be too rough and certainly bad for the knees. But seeing what lay ahead of us, that should have been an easy decision! Determined to find out whether this really was the only way and whether what we saw was the only toughest bit - maybe upwards was indeed the way to go.
With that curiosity, we crossed our first ever fixed rope section and after that, there was no looking back (or down). For 4 full hours.
|Not for the faint-hearted! Hence we opted to walk-under instead ;)|
|What about signage on the way up?!|
|Fruits of our labour|