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Königsjodler

Page Type: Route

Location: Styria/Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.40048°N / 13.03965°E

Object Title: Königsjodler

Route Type: Via Ferrata

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: C/D

Route Quality: 
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Page By: yxygan

Created/Edited: Sep 14, 2011 / Apr 6, 2012

Object ID: 745911

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Page Score: 81.84%  - 14 Votes 

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Overview



 
The lower part of Königsjodler
The lower part of Königsjodler

This is one of the most difficult Klettersteig in Hochkönig and maybe the longest in Salzburg. The iron way was opened in 2001. It covers about 1700 meters of climbing (700 m on via ferratta, and another 1.000 metres hiking) at The Devil Horns, The Kummetstein High and ends on The head. It overcomes small and large spectacular gorges (Virgin jump, Devils Gorge and on the Flying Fox Sallerriss). On fine days, the panorama is unbeatable.


 
Márti walking on the edge
Márti walking on the edge
 
Kind of gentiana
Kind of gentiana



 
Königsjodler
 
 
Königsjodler
 

Getting There

From Salzburg in the north going south by train (timetable query, Austrian railways) or highway to Werfen. Mühlbach, Dienten and Hinterthal can be reached from Bischofshofen, the convenient center south of Werfen, over small and narrow streets. Some cards are available under the Matrashaus-Webpage.
 
Gee traversing a vietnamese bridge
Gee traversing a vietnamese bridge
 
Climbers just started the last section, the Hoher Kopf
Climbers just started the last section, the Hoher Kopf



 
Matrashaus as seen from the top of Hoher Kopf
Matrashaus as seen from the top of Hoher Kopf
 
Königsjodler
 



 
Stormy clouds approaching from South
Stormy clouds approaching from South
 
Evening lights above the remains of the gletscher between the Hoher Kopf and Hochkönig
Evening lights above the remains of the gletscher between the Hoher Kopf and Hochkönig

Essential Gear

Equipment to secure yourself on the cable (harness and klettersteig set). A helmet is an absolute must. Wear the right shoes with decent rigid sole.

At beginning of ferrata there is a sign warning the following: The route is not recommended for children and beginners. If you can't start climbing at least at 11 am, or the weather conditions are bad, better you should turn back.


 
Dawn
Dawn
 
Just started the way down from Birgkar
Just started the way down from Birgkar



 
The  Flying Fox
The "Flying Fox"
 
The  Flying Fox
The "Flying Fox"

Route Description

From the parking place Dientner Sattel (Lat/Lon: 47.391588°N / 13.048840°E, alt. 1342 m) following a dirt road you can reach the Erichhütte (Lat/Lon: 47.400499°N / 13.039634°E, alt. 1540 m) in apr. 20-25 minutes. At the Hütte you have to turn right on the marked trail No. 432. At the next junction of 432/437 turn left and not to far from here you will reach the crags. You are about the alt. of 1.700 metres and still have to climb some hundred of metres to the starting point of the via ferratta (on the whole from the parking place to the via ferratta takes about 2,5-3 hours). Here is the first emergency exit, you can turn back to the valley the way you hiked up (this is the easier solution), or to the righ there is another path, a litte bit more exposed. The second possibility to leave the ferrata is at the foot of Kummetstein (about halfway), at the second 1- part of the route.






From m to m grade time
Parking place, Dientner Sattel 1342 Erichhütte 1540 - ½ h
Erichhütte 1540 Einstieg 2310 A/B 1,5 h
Einstieg 2310 Kummetstein 2875 C/D 5-6 h
Kummetstein 2875 Hochkönig Matrashaus 2941 alpin ½ h
Hochkönig Matrashaus 2941 Dientner Sattel 1342 alpin 3-4 h

Total lenght of the ferrata: 1.700 m, time: 4-6 hours
The tour from the parking place back to the parking place takes about 11-12 hours
Königsjodler topo

Additions and Corrections

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visentinattachment

visentin

Voted 10/10

your (nice) route page isn't attached to anything, isn't there any mountain on which it belongs, in the other case a region where to attach it ?
Posted Sep 14, 2011 10:03 am
yxyganRe: attachment

yxygan

Hasn't voted

Thanks for your advice: I should attach it as child or related to the Berchtesgaden Alps (Mountains and rocks), but at the moment I have no idea how to do it. May be I will ask the owner to help me or to attach it to its page.



All the best from Budapest, István.
Posted Sep 14, 2011 12:28 pm
visentinRe: attachment

visentin

Voted 10/10

It's very simple ! On top of all pages that belong to you, you've got a yellow stripe with :

"Editor Options: View Main Page | Edit Page | Change Privileges | Attach/Detach | View History | Delete This Page"

Click on Attach/Detach, and type a peak name into the field. If the peak exists on SP attach it to it "as parent", if not attach it to the region, that how it works most of the time.

All the interest of Summitpost is to have a coherent structure in order that everyone is able to find pages related to a place, or (in the opposite way) when reading your route, to recognize where it is.

Posted Sep 15, 2011 2:28 am
visentinRe: attachment

visentin

Voted 10/10

According to the GPS position I think it needs to be attached to one of the three (I think about Hochkönig in first):



- http://www.summitpost.org/hochk-ouml-nig/152119

- http://www.summitpost.org/taghaube/297768

- http://www.summitpost.org/grandlspitz/296991

Posted Sep 15, 2011 2:34 am
dmikivideo

dmiki

Voted 10/10

A nice video about the route in Hungarian (but I think you will appreciate it even if you don't speak the language):



http://index.hu/video/2011/08/28/kiralyi_jodli_az_egi_vas-uton/
Posted Sep 16, 2011 10:26 am
dmikiflying fox - pulley missing

dmiki

Voted 10/10

The flying fox section used to be equipped with a pulley, but it has been gone for some time now. Make sure to bring one with you for the fun factor (the wire is 12 mm thick). (This section can also be skipped by downclimbing and climbing up on the other side.)
Posted Sep 16, 2011 10:30 am
dmikidescent route

dmiki

Voted 10/10

There is a direct route of descent leading back to the start, but it is quite exposed/dangerous (I think 2 people died there in 2010), so we opted for a 4-hour detour to reach Arthurhaus. This version also took a lot of our energy in concentration, and our feet and knees were also aching by the end. I am not sure which descent I would choose next time.
Posted Sep 16, 2011 10:32 am

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