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The Urbeleskarspitze
Highest point
Prominence375 m ↓ Schönecker Scharte
Isolation8.9 km → Großer Krottenkopf
Coordinates47°20′12″N 10°28′06″E / 47.33667°N 10.46833°E / 47.33667; 10.46833Coordinates: 47°20′12″N 10°28′06″E / 47.33667°N 10.46833°E / 47.33667; 10.46833
Urbeleskarspitze is located in Austria
Parent rangeAllgäu Alps (Hornbach chain)
Mountain typeDolomite (Triassic)
Rock summit
Type of rockDolomite (Triassic)
First ascent1869 Hermann von Barth
Normal routeHinterhornbach – Kaufbeurer Haus – Urbeleskarspitze

The Urbeleskarspitze is a mountain in the Allgäu Alps. It is 2,632 metres (8,635 feet) tall. It is in the state of Tyrol, Austria. It is the fifth tallest mountain in the Allgäu Alps. It is also the second tallest mountain of the Hornbach chain. It is located next to the Bretterspitze in the Hornbach chain. It is made of dolomite, and has a bell-shaped summit. The first recorded climb was in 1869, by Hermann von Barth, but many think locals climbed it first.[1] There are no easy routes to the top. There are only two useable routes, both of which are quite difficult.

The Urbeleskarspitze from the north

References[change | change source]

  1. Ernst Zettler, Heinz Groth: Alpenvereinsführer - Allgäuer Alpen. 12th full revised edition. Bergverlag Rudolf Rother, Munich, 1985, ISBN 3-7633-1111-4 (p. 385).