|Elevation||2,351 m (7,713 ft) |
|Prominence||1,518 m (4,980 ft) |
|Parent range||Dachstein Mountains|
Despite its topographical separation from the Dachstein, the Grimming is mainly made of Dachstein limestone and is, in effect, a slab of the Dachstein block that has broken off.
Southwest of the main summit is the Grimmingtor, a roughly 50-metre-high and 15-metre-wide recess in the rock face, capped by a 10-metre-thick rock overhang. To the east it is bounded by a large rib of rock, which is why, in certain light conditions, it has the appearance of a gate (German: Tor). According to legend, rich treasures have been hidden behind this "gate".
The mountain is a popular destination for mountaineers and climbers.
- Grimming Hut (966 m): The only hut in this massif is not far above the valley and may be reached in about an hour from Trautenfels.
- North of the Grimming summit there is a bothy that was built in 1949 and may be used as emergency shelter in bad weather.
- From Trautenfels through the Schneegrube (southeast): most popular route via the Grimming Hut. This route was first used in 1888 by Heinrich Heß.
- From Kulm (northwest): starting behind the ski jump, through the cirque of Gipfelkar, where the bothy is located.
- From Trautenfels via Kasten and Multereck: this route initially crosses the eastern subpeak (2,176 m), before reaching the main summit.
- From Niederstuttern to the Grimming Hut, then left along the southeast arête or right via Kasten and Multereck to the top.
- Paula Grogger: Das Grimmingtor. Literarische Aufarbeitung der Sagen rund um den Grimming. ISBN 3-222-11575-3.
- Josef Hasitschka; Ernst Kren; Adolf Mokrejs (2011), Universalmuseum Joanneum Schloss Trautenfels, ed. (in German), Der Grimming. Monolith im Ennstal (1. ed.), Alland: Schall Verlag, ISBN 978-3-900533-69-4, http://austria-forum.org/web-books/dergrimmin00de2011iicm
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