Ellmauer Halt, Gamsaengersteig

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Tyrol, Austria, Europe
Route Type:
Via Ferrata
Summer, Fall
Time Required:
Half a day

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Ellmauer Halt, Gamsaengersteig
Created On: Jul 22, 2003
Last Edited On: Mar 28, 2018


You don t need to sleep...South below Ellmauer Halt
See the main page! To Gruttenhuette you need from Wochenbrunnen Alp 1 h 30 min. From the hut you continue northwards by a marked path to the route entry (around 30 minutes).

Route Description

Jaegerwand. Why pegs just one...Jaegerwand
On the ledge, which crosses...The traverse below the South wall
Approaching the south face of Ellmauer Halt, the marked path goes north-eastwards, where it enters good grassy ledges, which cross the whole south face towards the Rote Rinnscharte (2099 m). The ledges are comfortable, although narrow and in the beginning they are not secured with iron. Before the Rote Rinnscharte a few passages are secured with pegs and steel cables, but there are no major difficulties. Then comes the Jaegerwand, across which a ladder of pegs helps (just a meter below is scree, and this "famous pasage" looks strange to me; perhaps the ladder is useful whene there is a lot of snow).

Just below the summit of...Just below the summit
Climbing and scrambling again upwards, we soon reach the west ridge. The direction is more and more turning to the right (eastwards) and soon we reach the point where the route divides in two variants. The right one is probably more beautiful. It climbs vertically over a step, uses a few narrow ledges and reaches the broad ledge, named Maximilian-Strasse. Also the right route must climb over a vertical passage (ladder), which lies at the end of a narrow ravine. After both routes join, you climb easily over scree and ledges to the small wooden hut, standing just below the summit. To the big cross you have now only a minute or two.

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Essential Gear

The route is exposed to hot sun, so start early. Be aware of lightning, which on Ellmauer Halt represents one of major dangers. On the upper part there is some danger of falling debris, so a helmet may also be a useful part of equipment.

Ellmauer Halt, Gamsaengersteig

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