Koppenkarstein Westgrat | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein Koppenkarstein Westgrat | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein

Koppenkarstein West Ridge

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Entlang des Grates unter dem Flugsicherungsdreieck hinauf zum Austriaschartenkopf und über die Seilbrücke auf den Westgrat des Koppenkarsteins. Bis dorthin ist der Aufstieg auch vom Rosmariestollen (B/C) möglich. Weiter über den Grat (kurze Stellen B/C, meist B und A) bzw. teilweise südseitig in die Flanken ausweichen; ohne größere Orientierungsprobleme zum Gipfel.

 

The Kleiner and Grosser Koppenkarstein, both very scenic mountains, are relatively easy to reach by means of the Westgrad Klettersteig. The via ferrata is also sitable for climbers with less fixed-cable experience, even featuring a unique rope bridge across the Austriascharte. However, the elevation (ca. 3000 m) should be taken into consideration. This is also the descent route for the Irg 2 via ferrata.

Characteristics

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Scenery

Best season

January
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The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
2,6 km
Route
5:00 h
Time
391 hm
Uphill
289 hm
Downhill
2865 m
Highest point
2612 m
Lowest point

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Arriving from the west:

From the west you can take the Munich-Salzburg motorway, continuing on the Tauern motorway (A 10) until the Ennstal junction. From here take the Ennstal A-road (the B 320) for around 30 km into the Schladming-Dachstein region, then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off. Drive through the Ramsau Village and then turn left to Dachstein toll road. Continue up to the parking place Türlwand Hütte.

Arriving from the north:

From the south-east take the Pyhrnautobahn motorway (A 9) to the Liezen junction and then the Ennstal A-road (B 320) into the Schladming-Dachstein region. Then take the Ramsau am Dachstein turn-off. Drive through the Ramsau Village and then turn left to Dachstein toll road. Continue up to the parking place Türlwand Hütte.

Access: from the gondola's mountain station walk east across towards the Hunerscharte (goods cable lift) and towards the clearly visible rope on the ridge (follow the markings). 

Alternatively, you can follow the Hunerscharte along the north side, below the ridge, to the Rosmarie-Stollen via an easy, vertical ladder (difficulty B).  To the left of the Rosmarie-Stollen, a steel rope (B/C) leads up the west ridge. You will reach the ridge after passing the rope bridge.  

Descent: go back via the rope bridge to the Rosmarie-Stollen and via the ladder down to the glacier, or follow the same path you used for the ascent.

Up-to-date information: Bergführerbüro Ramsau am Dachstein or phone +43 664 522 0080.

www.via-ferrata.de

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What the weather will be like

Ramsau am Dachstein (1137m)

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Spiegelsee Reiteralm | © photo-austria / Christine Höflehner

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