Seekarlspitze and Spieljoch

Two spectacular peacs in the rofan

They are not the highest peaks in Central Rofan, they are not among the most popular, although they are right between the "Renner" Hochiss and Rofanspitze. These are probably the reasons why you also have your peace here. Once you have left Berggasthof Rofan far behind ... As with most mountain tours in this area you can shorten the walking time from Maurach by the Rofan cable car significantly (851 hm).

Short Info:

Region: Rofan
Tourenart: Bergtour (leicht)
erreichte Gipfel: Spieljoch (2236 m), Seekarlspitze (2261 m)
Dauer: 3 – 3,5 Stunden ab Berggasthof Rofan
Schwierigkeit: Leichte Bergsteige, gelegentlich durch Drahtseile gesichert, die ein geübter Bergsteiger jedoch nicht benötigt. Der Abstieg vom Spieljoch ist für einige Meter UIAA 1.
Höhenunterschied: Talstation Maurach 980 m, Berggasthof Rofan auf dem Mauritzköpfl 1831 m Spieljoch (2236 m), Seekarlspitze (2261 m) insgesamt ca. 1350 hm, mit Rofanbahn ca. 400 hm
Flora & Fauna: Diverse Enzian-Arten, Wollgras u.v.m.

Tour description:

To Spieljoch:
From the Berggasthof Rofan you can hike in a few minutes to the Mauritzalm (Mauritzalm, Almstüberl) and now follow the masses who want to go up to the Hochiss on the trail no. 413. You have overcome a small steep step, the path flattens off again and you see already far behind the Hochiss in front of you. The path runs between the southwest slopes of the Spieljoch and the East flank of the Gschöllkopf. At a good 2,000 meters, a path no. 254 branches off to the right. On this way in small serpentines up to the summit areas of the Spieljoch - just after the turnoff is the way short secured with wire ropes, but light. Be careful, at the summit almost vertical crashes of the east wall.

To Seekarlspitze:
From the top of the Spieljoch follow the path east. This leads initially, secured to about 50 vertical meters with wired ropes, down to the Seekarlscharte and then over the meadow slope on something indistinct meadow path up to the summit cross.

Back to Berggasthof Rofan:
From the top back to the main path, on this in a large arc first west, then south and finally east under the Roßköpfen along until you meet a crossroads underneath the Grubascharte. Follow the signs to Erfurter Hütte on the right, which you reach after another 45 minutes.