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Via ferrata Elferkofel

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  • / Panoramarestaurant Elfer-Agrar Sommer
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  • / Elferkofel Klettersteig
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  • / Elferkofel Klettersteig
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  • / Elferkofel Klettersteig
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  • / Elferkofel Klettersteig
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Very worthy and impressive crossing in some parts “dolomite-like” rock-scenery

Characteristic:

Ambitious via ferrata hikers ideally connect the „Elferkofel-via ferrata“ with the “Nordwand-via ferrata” on the Elferturm.

The securities are mainly of brackets and spikes, whereby an adequate security is only given by rope team association. Until Elferkofel summit there are several by-pass possibilities. Surefootedness and basic climbing experience (also for descent) are essential. Partly exposed, but wonderful ridge climbing.

difficult
7.1 km
4:00 h
767 m
560 m
Difficulty:

Degree of difficulty B, C, some passages 1+ and 2-

Best season:

June – October

Duration / Difference of height:

Access: 1,5 h / 600 Hm

Fixed rope route: 1,5 h / 100 Hm (1,5 km)

Descent: 1,5 h / 540 Hm

Exposition: South-west to South-east

Valley / Info, starting point, base:

Please see “Nordwand via ferrata”

 

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Author
Stubai Tirol
Updated: August 22, 2017
Difficulty
B/C difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Elferkofel, 2441 m
Lowest point
Bergstation Elferlift, 1784 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Dangers: hardly steel rope safety, exposed at danger of thunderstorm

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, hints and links

www.stubai.at

Start

Mountain station Elferbergbahn cableways (1784 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.098757, 11.323391
DMS
47°05'55.5"N 11°19'24.2"E
UTM
32T 676308 5218758
w3w 
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Turn-by-turn directions

Access:

1,5 h; the same as “Nordwand via ferrata” to Elfer hut; towards south to Elferkofel further on to ridge height in south-west direction, last part in territory with rough blocks (short securities, A) to a gorge at the east-side of Elfertürme (Elfer saddle). Shortly after signpost (on left-side diverts a by-pass passage to Zwölfernieder saddle). The securities start at a small material cot (signpost-wall).

Descent:

1,5 h; the most comfortable and beautiful way back leads at the east-side along the “panorama-way” to Elfer hut. For “collectors of summits” the ascent of the nearby “Zwölferspitze” (230 Hm, partly 1+) is worth to hike.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

From the train station Innsbruck are regularly running busses to Neustift in the Stubai valley.

Getting there

From the olympic city Innsbruck the Stubai valley is accessible in 20 minutes via Brenner motorway, exit Schönberg until Neustift in the Stubai valley.

Parking

parking Elferbergbahn cableways

Coordinates

DD
47.098757, 11.323391
DMS
47°05'55.5"N 11°19'24.2"E
UTM
32T 676308 5218758
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Via ferrata set, helmet, mountain boots or climbing boots, safety rope for youths, children and inexperienced is essential!

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Reviews

4.8
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M H
September 07, 2018 · Community
Is it better to start with "Nordwand-via ferrata" or finish with "Nordwand-via ferrata" ?
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Sarah Isabelle Urban
September 17, 2016 · Outdooractive Editors
Sehr schöne Tour mit herrlichen Panorama-Ausblicken! An heißen sollte man früh starten und viel Wasser mitnehmen, da der Steig kaum Schatten bietet und recht anspruchsvoll ist. Beim gemütlichen Gehen und mit kleinen Pausen sollte man mind. 6 Stunden einrechnen!
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Saturday 17 September 2016 13:37
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Saturday 17 September 2016 13:38
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Saturday 17 September 2016 13:39
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Helge Tielbörger 
August 08, 2016 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
Schöner Klettersteig. Bis auf den Einstieg mittelschwer. Als Zweitagestour in Verbindung mit der Ilmspitze ab Und bis Neustift ein rundes Wochenende. Übernachtung auf der Innsbrucker Hütte.
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Elferkofel-Klettersteig Blick vor Beginn des Einstiegs aus südlicher Richtung
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Difficulty
B/C difficult
Distance
7.1 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
767 m
Descent
560 m
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