East Ridge (Normal route) Hausstock 3158 m
- PD, 3b
- 6–7 h, 1860 m
- 3–4 h, 1860 m
A most rewarding route, also good as a descent when the eastern flank is out of action. The east ridge was equipped with iron bars in the summer of 2011 by the Glarus Mountain Guide Association. These are used to secure the rope both in ascent and descent; they do not affect the difficulty. The ridge itself can now be gained without setting foot on the Glatscher da Mer.
From Wichlen follow the footpath up to the Panxierpass.
From the top of the pass, descend on the Bündner side down to flatter ground before bearing right to follow a brook northwest. Continue over the scree to reach a mound on the eastern moraine of the Glatscher da Mer (pt. 2595). Contour and climb gently from here over to the lowest point in the Hausstock's east ridge.
Climb scree slopes onto the rocky heights, take the ridge for the most part direct; in the upper third trend left once onto the south side before regaining the ridge and a last steeper section. Finally the ridge broadens and leads you pleasantly round to the highest point.
Follow the route of ascent. From the Panixerhütte you can alternatively descend the Surselva side and Pignu (T3, 3 hours).
- Departure and arrival point
Wichlen, Walenbrugg (1291 m)
Von der Haltestelle Elm, Büelstafel in 800 m (10 Min.) zum Ausgangspunkt.
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If you stay overnight in the Panixerpass hut, the ascent time is divided into two stages:
From Wichlen to Panixer Pass: 3 hours.
From Panixerpass to the Hausstock: 3-4 hours.