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Alpspitze Klettersteig (ferrata) Standard route. Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Easy Snow
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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
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Description

From 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.

Location

The klettersteig starts from the trail just southwest of the Osterfelderkopf (toward the mountain).

Protection

Klettersteig (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.

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Rob Roop
Munich, DE
Rob Roop   Munich, DE
Is the suggestion to save weight on the via ferrata by using a runner and carabiner in the place of a via ferrate set?

That is a terrible idea and in the event of fall will mean serious injury or death. The via ferrata set is designed to absorb the energy of fall (like a climbing rope) because the cables are static.

There are lightweight versions of via ferrata gear available. Jun 26, 2018

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