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Isolation  1.7 km → Bretterspitze
Prominence  124 m
Elevation  2,594 m
Mountain range  Allgäu Alps
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Parent range  Hornbach chain, Allgäu Alps
First ascent  16 August 1890 Anton Spiehler and Johann Schiffer
Similar  Kreuzkarspitze, Bretterspitze, Urbeleskarspitze, Gliegerkarspitze, Wasserfallkarspitze

The Noppenspitze is a rocky summit, 2,594 metres high, in the central part of the Hornbach chain of the Allgäu Alps.


Map of Noppenspitze, 6651, Austria

Location and surroundings

The mountain's southeastern arête, with its jagged teeth and rock slabs, separates the cirques of the Sattelkar and Noppenkar and forks behing the Luxnach Saddle where the grassy ridge of the Häselgehrberg branches off. To the north a steep rock face drops 300 metres into the dark, wooded Hornbach valley.

First ascent

The Noppenspitze was first climbed on 16 August 1890 by Anton Spiehler and his guide, Johann Schiffer. Approaching the main crest of the Hornbach chain from the Noppenkar to the south, the two mountaineers crossed below the wild precipices to the north and completed their ascent of the summit from that direction.


The Noppenspitze is a rarely climbed mountain. According to the summit book in 2006, it was only being climbed about 5 - 15 times per year. In order to reach the highest point, a long approach and a climb through 1,500 metres of height is required. In addition, there are no tracks or paths to the summit and it requires sure-footedness and a head for heights as well as a good sense of direction in the trackless and confusing terrain. The technical climbing required on the normal route up the southwest flank is assessed as UIAA grade II.


  • Dieter Seibert: Alpenvereinsführer Allgäuer und Ammergauer Alpen, 16th edition, Rother Bergverlag, 2004, ISBN 3-7633-1126-2
  • Die Erschließung der Ostalpen, 1. Band, Die Nördlichen Kalkalpen, Verlag des Deutschen und Österreichischen Alpenvereins, Berlin, 1893
  • References

    Noppenspitze Wikipedia

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