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Alpspitze Klettersteig (ferrata) Standard route. 

Alpspitze Klettersteig (ferrata) Standard route. 

YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c Easy Snow

Type:  Snow, Alpine, 2000', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b [details]
FA: vermutlich J. Burger aus Partenkirchen, 1825
Season: Summer, or be real with gloves and Tele
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Submitted By: Forestvonsinkafinger on Oct 19, 2009

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Down the backside


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.


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


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.

Photos of Alpspitze Klettersteig (ferrata) Standard route. Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Alpspitze Klettersteig on really fun day
Alpspitze Klettersteig on really fun day
Rock Climbing Photo: A picture from the top
A picture from the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Alright view I guess...
Alright view I guess...

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By Owen Darrow
From: Garmisch,
Feb 22, 2010

A fun route but some of the people on it don't realize they are on a mountain. We say a guy go down the ferreta in sandals. Not a hard route in the least bit but we had every type of weather imaginable, snow, sleet, sun, rain and mixes of all of those. Made for a fun day!

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