Tour of the "Großer KrottenkopfThe Große Krottenkopf is a 2656 m high mountain in the Allgäu Alps. The summit is located in the Hornbach chain near Holzgau in Tyrol. The Große Krottenkopf is the highest peak of the Allgäu Alps and therefore well visited. The ascent to the Grosser Krottenkopf can be from the south as well as from the north.
From the Kemptner IronworksFrom the Kemptner hut you climb the upper Mädelejoch and the 2350 m high Krottenkopfscharte. Alternatively, you can also climb up to the Scharte via the lower Mädelejoch with a short descent. In rocky terrain, the well-marked path leads up to the summit in easy climbing. The walking time from Kemptner Hütte to Großen Krottenkopf is approx. 3 hours.
From HolzgauFrom the centre of Holzgau in the direction of the Simms waterfall into the Höhenbachtal. The trail leads past Café Uta (snack station) and the Roßgumpenalm in the direction of Kemptner Hütte. Below the Mädelejoch the path branches off in eastern direction to the Krottenkopfscharte. Subsequently, one climbs up to the summit via the normal path in the rocky terrain. A total walking time of about 4 hours is to be expected.
From Bach / ElbigenalpThe route from Bach starts at the valley station of the Lechtaler Bergbahnen in Benglerwald/Bach. At the valley station follow the path in the direction of Jöchelspitze to Lachenkopf and then below Jöchelspitze to the Rothornjoch. Below the Rothornspitze, the Strahlkopf and the Ramstallspitze the path leads to the Krottenkopfscharte and on the normal path to the summit of the Großen Krottenkopf. Alternatively, the Rothornjoch can also be reached from Elbigenalp via Bernhardseck and the Lechtaler Panoramaweg.
(Photos by Laura Kerber)