Small ( left) and Great Riffelwandspitze

The Riffelwand tips are two adjoining mountains in Wettersteingebirge, Bavaria. The summit of the Great Riffelwandspitze reaches a height of 2626 m, the peak of the Little Riffelwandspitze 2543 m.


The Large and Small Riffelwandspitze are the two most prominent peaks of short Riffelwand ridge, which runs north-east of the Zugspitze in the direction Waxensteinkamm.

The south walls falling steeply into Höllentalkar, the north faces steep for Riffelriß above the Eibsee from. From the Great Riffelwandspitze a ridge running in a southwesterly direction to the Zugspitze. From the Little Riffelwandspitze the Riffelwand comb over the Riffeltorkopf to the Waxensteinkamm connects. A Seitengrat extends to the eastern fluted head, the east wall drops vertically into hell valley.

Bases and routes

The lowest base for an increase through the south face is the Höllentalanger hut ( 1381 m). The routes on the northern side are best reached from Eibsee or through the stop Riffelriß the Bavarian Zugspitze Railway.

The easiest route to the Small Riffelwandspitze leads from the Riffelscharte and the Riffeltorkopf steep crags and gullies to the summit of difficulty I ( UIAA ).

The Great Riffelwandspitze was first climbed on August 2, 1866 by the East Ridge F. Resch and C. Sam. Following them managed from the top of the first Gratüberschreitung the Zugspitze. The route includes IV the difficulty and was long considered the most difficult and dangerous route in Wettersteingebirge. The other routes are between the difficulty levels III to VII All climbs can only be overcome for trained and experienced mountaineers.