Composed of hard Helvetic limestone, this broad, imposing mountain is the symbol of the Bregenzerwald. Reaching a height of 2,044 m, the highest peak on the ridge is the "Holenke". The Alemannic word "Fluh", or cliff, refers to the near vertical north wall with its tortured rocky clefts and fissures. This contrasts dramatically with the gentle south side, which is perfect suited for ski tours.
Difference in altitude: 1,250 m
Starting point: Heading towards Damüls, cross the Argenbach bridge at the village boundary of Au.
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours
Ascent: Approx. 100 m after the Argenbach bridge, head off to the right, climbing up the gentle slopes of the Auer Ried until you reach the rapidly thickening forest. Keep right here, and continue along the track, which joins the forestry road. It’s now an easy walk to the Alpengasthof Edelweiss. To the right of the hut follow the summer path, then turn right and cross the stream. Continue in a northerly direction up a steep rocky spine to reach the saddle. Follow the broad ridge up to the summit.
Descent: Same route as the ascent