This is a view of Solsteinhaus and the Zirl vally from the lower slopes of Erlspitze

This is a view of Solsteinhaus and the Zirl vally from the lower slopes of Erlspitze

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The climb around the Solsteinhaus is in the southern most part of the Karwendel range above the towns of Innsbruck and Zirl, Austria. Zirl (985m) is the starting point for the climb to Solsteinhaus (1806m). The summits to climb are:

Grosser Solstein (2541m)

Kleiner Solstein (2637m)

Kuhljockspitze (2293m)

Erlspitze (2406m)

The climb was made after Solsteinhaus opened in the spring, and included a long weekend. Still starting out on a warm spring day it suddenly turned to a snowfall about halfway to Solsteinhaus. The rest of the weekend was sunny, except for the wind, snow, and clouds at the peaks.