Pyramidenspitze from the Winkel cirque
|Elevation||1,998 m (6,555 ft)|
|Age of rock||Triassic|
The Pyramidenspitze is only the second highest summit in the Kaisergebirge after the largely unknown, 2,002 metre high Vordere Kesselschneid, but is nevertheless its most well-known and most frequently climbed. To the south and west of the Pyramidenspitze is a karstified mountain pine-covered high plateau, which falls steeply into the valley of the Kaisertal and has a long arete with several summits extending towards Kufstein. To the north it is separated by a wind gap from the Jovenspitze. To the northwest the Pyramidenspitze drops steeply over the Eggersgrinn, to the northeast it drops down rock precipices into the Winkel cirque (Winkelkar).
The Pyramidenspitze may be reached from the west from the Vorderkaiserfelden Hut over a long, but worthwhile path that runs past the Naunspitze (1,633 m), Petersköpfl (1,745 m) and Einserkogel (1,924 m) and leads to the mountaintop cross without any real difficulties in 2.5 hours. More challenging is the northern route which departs from Durchholzen. As far as the Winkel cirque the path is problem-free, but from there on there is a Klettersteig (A/B) to the summit, walking time 3 hours in toto. In places there is a risk of major rockfalls on this route. The safety measures have been replaced and are currently in top condition (September 2009).
- Bayerisches Geologisches Landesamt, 1998, Geologische Karte von Bayern mit Erläuterungen 1:500000