Wöllaner Nock

  • Wöllaner Nock
  • 2145 m
  • Primary factor 1042 m
  • Austria
  • Location: North 46.77673, East 013.82855 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1
  • Climbed June 3. 2017.


How to get there:
A good point of reference is the city of Villach located in the south of Austria. From Villach, head north to the intersection between the Autobahn A-10 and Hwy, 94, this is west of Ossiacher See. From here continue north-west about 10 kilometer along Hwy. 98. Locate a main roadfork here and turn right. Drive another 3 kilometer and locate a road that forks left. There should be signs for a mountain road (Alpenstrasse or simmilar). Continue to follow this road uphill. As it leaves the last farms behind, the road has a self serve toll gate. (4 or 6 Euros in 2017). One may then continue, the road is perfectly fine for ordinary cars as it traverses a slope and gains a ridge. Another short traverse and the road ends with a small parking area, in front of a mountain house. This location is N46.77626, E013.83357, elevation about 1970 meter.
Route description:
Take the trail that starts out directly from the parking. Almost immediately, there is a trail fork. Both options serve the summit and makes a small, nice round-trip. The summit is straight uphill, the trails contour either left or right.
We started walking at 1230 and arrived at the summit cross in 15 minutes. A nice summit with a good view. After the normal break with pictures and enjoying the views, we descended the alternative trail and were back at the car by 1300. This is a very short walk, just a stretch of the legs. We decided to continue our trip by visiting Dobratsch.