A scenic mountain, with via ferrata chains
The last section of the climb is quite steep and tiring, but is manageable if cautiously negotiated. The last 10 vertical meters are almost vertical with rock steps carved out of the limestone and fixed via ferrata chains to assist climbers. Anyone who has made it this far is capable of reaching the top.
Starting point: Stulles/Stuls
Refreshment stop: Egger-Grub-Alm pasture, Hochalm shelter
From the Stulles parking lot, head west along the tarred road past several farmsteads and then for about 1.5 km through the forest to Hochegg farm. At this point the road turns east ascending through forest and more bends. Shortly before reaching the expansive Stuller Mahder high plateau, turn left into a wide road that leads initially west through the forest before veering northeast through lush meadows to Egger-Grub-Alm pasture (14). From Egger-Grub-Alm climb keep going northeast across some relatively steep mountain meadows to reach Hochalm refuge (14, 26).
From the Hochalm shelter keep going northeast and cross the slope passing around a rocky overhang before arrive at a crossing after a short climb (26). Turn left (northwest) and climb the relatively narrow path with several tight bends as far as the ridge that extends to the top of the limestone rock. Using the rope to move forward while staying close to the rock, there are just few more meters to the wide Hochwart summit (26).
The way down from the Hochwart is in the opposite direction, leading to Hochalm pasture (26) or by following the tracks on the steep ridge back to the Hochalm.
From the hut descend to the Hochalm/Egger-Grub-Alm pasture (14, 26).
From there, take the road (14) back to Stulles/Stulfs to the village center or use the shortcuts to cut through the bends.
From Merano / Meran to the Passeier Valley in direction of Passo Rombo until Stulles / Stuls.