Tobias Granath

Trettachspitze Traverse

Allgäuer alps

Trettachspitze with its shape and degree of difficulty, is sometimes referred to “Das Matterhorn des Allgäus”. With its high at 2595m, its the highest mountain in Allgäuer alps within the borders of Germany. We traverse the mountain by climbing up the north/east ridge and down the north/west ridge. The rock climbing grade is 2-3.  Its a rewarding climb on nice limestone with exceptional views over Bavarian and Austian alps.

Trettachspitze is located not far from the mountain village Oberstdorf in Southern Bavaria close to Austrian border. We start from  Gasthaus Einödsbach in beautiful Stillachtal. The hike up to the start of the climb is as beautiful as the climb itself…

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The Trettachspitze is a worthy climb and a must-do for all ambitious mountain lovers that visit or live in Allgäu region. Climbing Trettachspitze shall not be underestimated. Endurance and basic knowledge in rock climbing is needed for this classic climb.


Its possible to do the Trettachspitze as a one day trip from the carpark at Fellhornbahn or two days with at overnight sleep at Gasthaus Einödsbach.


Walking up to Einödsbach. Over night sleep at the cosy family owned gasthaus.


Start of the climb is depending on time of year and current mountain conditions. If we start early, around 05.00 AM, we will be rewarded by fantastic sunrise up on the mountain. The hike up to start of the climb is around +1200m. From Einödsbach up to summit of Trettachspitze its +1500m. Normally it takes between 7-10hours to do the climb. We end the day at Einödsbach with a lunch and a beer with a great view over our climb!

Extended Program

I the region of Allgäu and close to Oberstdorf there is many nice climbs, hikes and Via Ferrata’s such as:

  • Grosser Wilder
  • Fuchskarspitze
  • Mädelegabel
  • Kanzel Wand Klettersteig
  • Hindelanger Klettersteig
  • Mindelheimer Klettersteig

We are happy to arrange this climb in summer and autumn season. 

Check if we have this activity already planned in the booking calendar, if not make a request and we will get back to you soon!


Trettachspitze requires 7-10 hours of hiking and climbing. Its an airy ridge climb in grade 2-3. This climb is also possible to do in light trail running style “light & fast” (but with use of harness/rope off course).


Max 1:2


7-8hours. Also possible in 2days from Gasthaus Einödsbach.


Summer and Autumn season.


The client needs a travel and accident insurance for the implementation of this activity.


600 Euro

Please make a request for further info about extended program.

Guide fee depends on
  • Type of activity and where
  • Course seriousness and difficulty
  • Course length (day tour or bivinights included)
  • If going alone or in a bigger group
  • If booking a single day or several days
  • High season or low season


Expenses for the guide is not included in the daily fee(lifts, travel costs, lodging etc.)
The price is based on the recommended daily fee by the Swiss Bergführerverband, SBV.

Trettachspitze equipment list

Below is a recommended checklist that may change depending on conditions. During high summer we normally don’t need any snow/ice equipment. This climb is also possible to do in “light and fast style” and trail running equipment(but with use of harness and rope off-course) Please contact us if you need to rent anything of the list below.

  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Ice-axe
  • Helmet
  • Mountain boots

  • Backpack 25 liters
  • Head torsch & spare batteries
  • Warm hat
  • Warm jacket
  • Underlayer, mid layer, extra socks
  • Jacket (wind and waterproof)
  • Trousers (wind and waterproof)
  • Gaiters
  • Thin and warm gloves
  • Sunglasses

  • Water bottle 1 liter
  • Thermos
  • Snacks, Bars
  • Blister kit: Including Compeed blister plasters and elastoplast or similar
  • Sunscreen