Grosser Krottenkopf

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The "Grosser Krottenkopf" belongs to a side branch of the "Hornbachkette" which extends from the main Allgäu range (Hauptkamm) about 15 kilometers to the east. Reaching an altitude of 2656 m above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Allgäuer Alpen. It is located in Tirol, Austria.

From the north the mountain is accessible via the Kemptner Hütte on the normal route. From the hut the route heads first southward and then to the east to the "Oberes Mädelejoch" (2033 m) and then further to the Krottenkopfscharte (2350 m). Then the way leads from the west over rubble (follow the red points) with some light scrambling (UIAA I) to the summit in approximately 3 hours.

Elevation (feet): 8,714
Elevation (meters): 2,656
Continent: Europe
Country: Austria
Range/Region: Austrian Alps
Latitude: 47.312439
Longitude: 10.355515
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1864
First successful climber(s): Dr. Gümbel
Nearest major airport: Memmingen, Insbruck
Convenient Center: Oberstdorf, Steeg

Thanks to Thorsten Liborius for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Grosser Krottenkopf.

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  • Log #11368 - by Jan Conway on Aug 01, 2004
    A great day which was further enhanced by a chance meeting of a member of the Mountain Rescue team and his family who took us under their wing.
  • Log #11369 - by Thorsten Liborius on July 31, 2004
    Once again I made it to the Groþer Krottenkopf summit.. but this time in a different way: up the northridge (III UIAA) and down through the northeast gutter.. look on my page for a description...