Alpspitze Klettersteig (ferrata) Standard route.
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|Type:||Snow, Alpine, 2000 ft, Grade III|
|FA:||vermutlich J. Burger aus Partenkirchen, 1825|
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|Shared By:||Forestvonsinkafinger on Oct 19, 2009|
DescriptionFrom the top of the Alpspitzbahn (Osterfelderkopf), follow the signs to the right toward the Alpspits ferrata. Once you see the initial ladder, and clip into the klettersteig, you can put your map away for the day (remember to look around though, the scenery is stellar). Once on top, look toward Garmisch, the trail down goes to the right. Takes about four to five hours to complete the circuit. Start early.
Outstanding views of the Waxsteinen, the Zugspitze, and the Wetterstein range.
WARNING: If there is a chance of lightning, forget about it. You will be clipped into a steel cable that runs to the top of a prominent peak. Lightning is a major cause of tourist death in the Alps, if you hear blitzen (lightning), get off the mountain pronto.
LocationThe klettersteig starts from the trail just southwest of the Osterfelderkopf (toward the mountain).
ProtectionKlettersteig (via ferrata) and harness, This route could be done with one runner and biner for the alpinist in a hurry, but ethics call for helmets, this is the Mount FUJI of Germany and the foot traffic yields many loose rocks, cameras, 2L fanta, etc
Goretex, Vibram boots, Sun-screen and glasses, 1-2L water, 1-2lbs food.