The SW-ridge on the Blauspitze is the most difficult route on this Rockmountain. Its at most 4+ UIAA and go's op straigt on the mountain. Its nice and solid rock with good grip. The ridge go up a 250 meters from the start.
(THIS ROUTE IS NOW OVERRULED BIJ THE KLETTERSTEIG, BUT STILL POSSIBLE, THERE ARE STILL BIG IRON HOOKS FOR BELAY)
You get to Kals via the Felbertauern-Road:
- from north via Kitzbühel - Mittersill - Matrei (Matrei in Osttirol, n o t Matrei am Brenner!). There is a fee of € 10,00 for crossing the Felbertauern tunnel
From Huben a road leads to Kals.
You can get there very good by bus, From Kitzbuhel if you come by train , you change bus in Matrei.
From the city of Kals am Grossglockner you can walk op to or using the cable car to Restaurant blauspitze. Using the cablecar wil make a difference of a 2 hours.
From here you go up North from the restaurant to the SW-ridge of Blauspitze
You can do this in 25 min.
From the start you follow up the SW-ridge. Some parts are marked and there are a few Theniushooks to make a stand.
Topo of the SW-ridge:
From the summit you can follow the normal route down.
Rockclimbingstuff like Nuts and friends, Sets, Slinges, Helmet. Good climbing shoes for rockclimbing and hiking shoes for the way down.
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