Via Ferrata South Tower

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Route
Location:
Austria, Europe
Route Type:
Via Ferrata
Season:
Summer, Fall
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
Difficult, KS 4

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Via Ferrata South Tower
Created On: May 30, 2007
Last Edited On: Jun 13, 2007

Overview

The via ferrata has a height of 170 hm and leads directly through the South Tower of Grandlspitz. The upper part is difficult, pendently and exposed.
The fixed ropes and the hooks are all new.

Getting There

From Dientener Sattel in 40 minutes to Erich hut.
From Erich hut in less than 1 hour to the beginning of the via ferrata.
First follow the sign "Hochkönig", later the sign "Klettersteig Grandlspitz".
From the nick between Grandlspitz and Taghaube on a trail to the left till the beginning of the via ferrata (red sign).

Beginning of the via ferrata: 2.130 m

Beginning of the Via Ferrata Grandlspitz

Route Description

Route of the via ferrata Grandlspitz

At the beginning the fixed rope follows the direct vertical line (Difficulty C).
The upper part is a little bit pendently, exposed and difficult. You need strong arms for this last passage (Difficulty D).
The complete route is secured by a fixed rope. At some parts without steps there are also some brackets.
So you only have to follow the fixed rope. From the beginning of the via ferrata to the summit in 45 minutes.

Topo Via Ferrata Grandlspitz

From the top follow the steep path to the North (fixed rope) and descend in 1 h 30 min.

Essential Gear

- Via Ferrata kit
- Handshoes
- Helmet (Danger of rockfall by climbers above you!)

External Links

German description of the Via Ferrata






Via Ferrata South Tower

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