|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Munich|
Thanks to Luidger Röckrath for adding this peak.
The Kampenwand is a nice peak at the Northern margin of the Bavarian prealps, Chiemgau Alps.
Because of its situation, it provides very nice views of the whole Chiemsee (Chiem lake) and the surrounding Northern limestone Alps(Kaiser, Berchtesgaden Alps, Leoganger and Loferer Mountains) and even far into the central Alps (Groþglockner).
The chain has several summits. The easiest and most visited summit with the bif summit cross is the eastern summit. It is accessible for hiker (short parts are secured with cables).
The Kampenwand is also one of the most important center of rock climbing in the Bavarian prealps. Especially, it's south walls offer a host of well protected rock climbs on solid limestone slabs. The difficulty range from III - VIII (on the UIAA rating system). The traverse of the whole ridge from the West to the main summit, passing some towers, is a famous climb for apprentice rock climbers (stretches III-IV, but mostly I-II). The south wall climbs can be done virtually the whole year, as long as the access via the South wall trail is possibly which is usually the case except in years with excessive snow fall like winter 1998/99. On a sunny winter day, the south is sufficiently warm and the view on the surrounding landscape covered with snow provides a nice contrast.
More information in German http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~Roeckrath/Touren.htm
Thanks to Luidger Röckrath for this description.