Fun/easy climb near Munich: Kopftörlgrat

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Fun/easy climb near Munich: Kopftörlgrat

by mvs » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:04 pm

Yesterday a friend and I got out for a quick climb before a forecasted storm: the Kopftörlgrat. A grade III+ scramble/climb along a 1 kilometer ridge with spectacular scenery and good rock:

The climb goes from right to left on the ridgeline to the summit of the Ellmauer Halt

It's a good 2 hour approach, gaining about 1000 meters. You could stop for a coffee along the way at the Grüttenhütte. From the little saddle named the Kopftörl, you begin the climb, first with a (underwhelming) traversing line on the south side of the crest to then turn up a gully right after the "First Tower." Then you climb mostly on the crest, with the occasional bypass of a tower.

I'm enjoying the excellent rock on a grade III chimney pitch


An excellent face pitch (III+)

Travelling mostly unroped, we completed the ridge in 2 hours. Using a rope the whole way, expect a time closer to 4 or 5 hours. The way down is easy, a nice hike with the novelty of a "via ferrata."

Scenic hike on the way down

Beer here!

Don't forget to stop for a drink at the hut, you've earned it!

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Re: Fun/easy climb near Munich: Kopftörlgrat

by fossana » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:59 pm

Thanks for the photos and TR on your blog. Looks like a great route.

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Re: Fun/easy climb near Munich: Kopftörlgrat

by Trouthunter » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:31 pm

Thanks for sharing superb pictures and TR. much appreciated

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