Via Ferrata Via Ferrata Koppenkarstein Westgrat - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein Via Ferrata Via Ferrata Koppenkarstein Westgrat - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein

Via Ferrata Koppenkarstein Westgrat

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Along the west ridge of Koppenkarstein to the top and back.
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.

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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

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More information

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.

Have a look at Rosmarie-Stollen.

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

www.via-ferrata.de

Sommerfreizeitkarte WEST - available in all information offices of the TV Schladming-Dachstein

Alpenvereinskarte Nr. 14 - Dachsteingebirge

KOMPASS Karte 031 Der Dachstein, Ramsau, Filzmoos - available in Information office Ramsau am Dachstein

Klettersteige (Via Ferratas) - Atlas Österreich Schall Verlag - only in German

Via Ferratas English- TV Schladming-Dachstein (You will find the pdf file under "Klettersteige")

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What the weather will be like

Ramsau am Dachstein (1137m)

Morning
very sunny
16°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
sunny
26°C
15%
10 km/h
Night
slightly cloudy
22°C
15%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
Morning
sunny
17°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
slightly cloudy
28°C
15%
10 km/h
Night
slightly cloudy
22°C
25%
10 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
22.06.2024
foggy
12°C 22°C
23.06.2024
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10°C 20°C
24.06.2024
sunny
9°C 22°C
Spiegelsee Reiteralm | © photo-austria / Christine Höflehner

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