Very airy and interesting fixed rope route, which ideally can be connected by the beautiful and advisable “Elferkofel” via ferrata. The track leads upwards in the middle part on the left-hand side of an imposing gorge and finally reaches from the south over the steep summit face the western part of the “Elferturm”. Danger of rock-fall in the area of the gorge-crossing. With security-rope also suitable for children with climbing experience.
Distance 2.2 km
Difficulty: Very difficult, mainly C, one stage D, a few short climbing points 1+ and 2-
Best season: June - October Times/ Difference in height Access: 1-1,5 h / 460 Hm Fixe rope route: 1 h / 220 Hm Descent: 1-1,5 Std. / 680 Hm Exposition: North-west Valley location / Info: Neustift im Stubaital, 993 m, phone: +43 (0)501881-0; www.stubai.at Base: Elfer Hut 2004 m, restaurant, overnight-stay, open from June to Oct.; phone. +43 (0)5226-2818
Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol
Update: August 22, 2017
Elferkofel, 2,445 m
Best time of year
Danger: in early summer-season partly remaining snow
Before starting the tour please take care of the weather conditions. Also get information about the tour conditions in the Stubai mountain guide offices. You receive the updated list of the hut openings in the offices of the Tourist Board Stubai Tirol.
Tips and hints
Starting point: Mountain station Elferlifte, 1800 m (2,161 m)
Access: 1-1,5 hours from mountain station Elferlift and in 25-30 min. along a comfortable serpentine-path to the Elfer hut. Further on in south direction to Elferkofel, until - after 20-25 min. - the access-path to north-face route (sign: „Nordwand-Kletterroute“) branches-off on your right-hand side. On a constantly yellow-signposted path („Gamssteig“) you cross the steep flanks below the Elfer-towers to a mountain-ridge. From here you already have a good view into the distinctive north-gorge. On the diverting, yellow-signposted path (on south-west direction the path leads to „Zwölfernieder-saddle“) straight ahead and always on your left hand side upwards to the start of the belays. Routes and path – course: Please see ascent-view. Descent: 1-1,5 hours; Climbing-down the summit face again to mountain-ridge, passing the back-side of a big clamping-block and climbing-down a short way (1+) to a steep chimney. Downwards the chimney (C/2-), crossing a band (A/B) and short two-way ascent to „Elfer-saddle“ (signposted). Now either the north-way back to Elfer hut, or ideally the „Elferkofel via ferrata“ (B to c/2-, crossing) further on to „Zwölfernieder-Scharte“.
all notes on protected areas
From the train station Innsbruck are regularly running busses to Neustift.
From Innsbruck over Brenner-motorway A13 (toll-fee) or on the federal road to exit Stubaital and further on to Neustift in the Stubai valley, to bottom-station Elferlifte (well-signposted), large parking site. Train / bus: Main station Innsbruck, Bus to Neustift.
Parking Elferbergbahn cableways
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
via ferrata set, helmet, mountain boots, security-rope for children or beginners