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Northface

Page Type: Route

Location: Tyrol (Ötztal), Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.85060°N / 10.96590°E

Object Title: Northface

Route Type: Ice Climb

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: 50°

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Page By: Rahel Maria Liu, hiltrud.liu

Created/Edited: Dec 15, 2001 / Jan 20, 2014

Object ID: 155996

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Approach


From the Ramolhaus, you go on the normal route until the saddle between Anichspitze and Mittlerer Ramolkogel. From this point, traverse down on the Latschglacier to the foot of the northface. 1 1/2 h.

Route Description


The starting point is just 30 m on the right side of the rockpart in the iceface. Pay attention to avalanches in the gap! At the beginning, it goes up to 50°. After 100 to 200 hm, you have to traverse to the left up the hanging glacier. The next 100 hm are less steep (35°-40°). Then the face becomes 50°, and it has a little bit hard ice. Just here, you can perhaps need a rope for one ropelength. The end of the northface is again less steep. Altogether it is 400 hm.

It is good for beginners of northface-climbing and as training. In contrast to the northfaces in the Pitztal region (Hinterer Brochkogel, Petersenspitze) at the same time, the ice of this northface is less pure and hard, but mostly firn.



  • Ramolkogel from south - Großer, Mittlerer and Nördlicher Ramolkogel - Ramolkogel from Fernerkogel - Alpenglow
    (Photos by Mathias Zehring, rgg, TobiasEberlei and Lodewijk)


Ramolkogel from southRamolkogel from Hochwilde HausRamolkogel from FernerkogelW Face





  • Nördlicher, Großer and Mittlerer Ramolkogel (Photo by Thehighrisepages)




  • Essential Gear


    2 ice axes, crampons, rope, icescrews.

    Images

    Ramolkogel (3550m) Alpenglow at 8pmfrom left to right: Grosser,...Climbing between Großer and Mittlerer RamolkogelPanoramic view from the RamolhausMittlerer and Großer...The moon above RamolkogelRamolkogel annotated
    View of Ramolkogel from the Breslauer HutThe moon above the Gurgl ValleyRamolkogelThe  Ötztal Alps at sunriseRamolhaus<br />
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(Picture...RamolkogelRoute up to the Ramolhaus...