Traverse Kleiner and Großer Bettelwurf

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Tyrol, Austria, Europe
Route Type:
via ferrata - cable route
Time Required:
Most of a day

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Created On: Dec 25, 2002
Last Edited On: Dec 25, 2002


The most beautiful way to climb the two Bettelwürfe. An interesting ridge traverse with nice ferrata elements which are however pretty short. But however, harness and helmet is recommendable. A long day trip or better with an overnight stay at the Bettelwurf Hut.
Best season: June to October, not if there is a risk of thunderstorms!
Guide book: Werner: Klettersteige, Rother


From Halltal (Bettelwurfeck) to Bettelwurf Hut (2077 m), 2 h

Route Description

From Bettelwurf Hut a marked path leads up to the Kleiner Bettelwurf (2650 m). A few cables help over a few exposed section.
Climbing is not difficult.
From the Kleine Bettelwurf to the pass between Großer and Kleiner Bettelwurf. The ascent of the Großer Bettelwurf is the most difficult part of the route. Short stretches of vertical rock climb (secured with cables, grade III-IV except for the cables). The rest is an easy scramble to the top.
Descent on Eisengattergrat back to the hut (few cables, but easy).
The whole route is well marked on the maps and in the terrain and cannot be missed.

Essential Gear

If you are not absolutely secure, use of a harness to clip into the cables is recommendable. Also an helmet for risk of stone fall.

Traverse Kleiner and Großer Bettelwurf

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